Eucherius of Lyon

Eucherius of Lyon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Saint Eucherius, bishop of Lyon, (ca. 380 - ca. 449) was a high-born and high-ranking ecclesiastic in the Christian Church of Gaul. He is remembered for his letters advocating extreme self-abnegation. Henry Wace ranked him "except perhaps St. Irenaeus the most distinguished occupant of that see." On the death of his wife Gallia? (born say 390), as was a common 5th century practice, he withdrew for a time to the monastery of L rins, founded by Saint Honoratus on the smaller of the two islands off Antibes, with his sons, Veranius and Salonius, to live a severely simple life of study and devote himself to the education of his sons. Soon afterward he withdrew further, however, to the neighbouring island of Lerona (now Sainte-Marguerite), where he devoted his time to study and mortification of the flesh.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136767473
  • 9786136767475