June 22, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of June, repeating indefinitely
Born of a patrician Roman family at Bordeaux, St. Paulinus was successively prefect, senator and consul. His wife, wishing to consecrate herself to God, gave up rank and riches; he followed her example and went to live an austere hermit’s life at Nola in Italy. There he became a priest and then bishop of the city, and gave his people not only an example of virtue but also wise guidance during the ravages and calamities of the Gothic invasion. He died in 431, aged 78, and was buried at Nola near the tomb of St. Felix.