Faustus of Riez

Faustus of Riez

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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 Faustus of Riez was an early Bishop of Riez (Rhegium) in Southern Gaul (Provence), the best known and most distinguished defender of Semipelagianism. Faustus was born between 405 and 410, and according to his contemporaries, Avitus of Vienne and Sidonius Apollinaris, in the island of Britain. Nothing is known about his early life or his education. He is thought by some to have been a lawyer but owing to the influence of his mother, famed for her sanctity, he abandoned secular pursuits as a young man and entered the monastery of L rins. Here he was soon ordained to the priesthood and because of his extraordinary piety was chosen in 432 to be head of the monastery, in succession to Maximus who had become Bishop of Riez. His career as abbot lasted about twenty or twenty-five years during which he attained a high reputation for his wonderful gifts as an extempore preacher and for his stern asceticism.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136767724
  • 9786136767727