Marolus

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Marolus
Archbishop of Milan
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Church Catholic Church
Appointed 408 AD
Term ended 423
Predecessor Venerius
Successor Martinianus
Personal details
Died April 23, 423
Sainthood
Feast day April 23
Venerated in Catholic Church

Marolus (Italian: Marolo) was Archbishop of Milan from 408 to 423. He is honoured as a Saint in the Catholic Church and his feast day is April 23.

Life[edit]

According to the writings of Ennodius, bishop of Pavia in early 6th-century, Marolus was born on the banks of the Tigris in Mesopotamia.[1] Probably due to the persecutions by Shapur II, Marolus moved before 380 to Syria where he grew up. He later moved to Rome, where he became friend of Pope Innocent I, and finally to Milan, where he became the bishop in 408.[2]

Marolus was the bishop of Milan during an invasion of Italy by the Visigoths and he helped the victims of the invasion. He probably took in Milan from Antioch the relics of saints Babylas of Antioch and Romanus of Caesarea, and he founded a church in Milan known as Basilica Concilia Sanctorum or church of San Romano, today no more extant, near the present church of San Babila.[3]

Marolus died on April 23, 423, and he was buried in the Church of Saint Nazarius and Celsus in Milan. [4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ruggeri, Fausto (1991). I Vescovi di Milano. Milano: NED. p. 14. ISBN 88-7023-154-2. (Italian)
  2. ^ Apeciti, Ennio. "San Marolo di Milano". Santi e Beati. Retrieved 25 Sep 2011. (Italian)
  3. ^ Tolfo, Maria Grazia. "L'area sacra di Porta Orientale". Storia di Milano. Retrieved 25 Sep 2011. (Italian)
  4. ^ Cazzani, Eugenio (1996). Vescovi e arcivescovi di Milano. Milano: Massimo. p. 25. ISBN 88-7030-891-X. (Italian)