Pontius Meropius Anicius Paulinus (c.354 - 431) MP

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Birthplace: Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
Death: Died in Nola, Province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
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Paulinus of Nola (also known as Paolino di Nola; full name, Pontius Meropius Anicius Paulinus)[1] (ca. 354 Bordeaux – 22 June 431 Nola) was a Latin poet and letter-writer, and a convert to the Christian faith. His renunciation of wealth and a senatorial career in favour of a Christian ascetic and philanthropic life was held up as an example by many of his contemporaries, including Augustine, Jerome, Martin of Tours, and Ambrose. After his conversion he wrote to his friend and teacher, the poet Ausonius, affirming his friendship but insisting on the priorities of his new life. He and his wife settled at Nola near Naples, where he wrote poems in honor of the martyr Felix, and corresponded with Christian leaders throughout the Roman Empire. After his wife's death he became Bishop of Nola, and was invited to help resolve the disputed election of Pope Boniface I.

He was recognized as a saint in the undivided Church, and is commemorated on 22 June.


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Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
June 22, 431
Age 77
Nola, Province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy