Ursus of Aosta
|Saint Ursus of Aosta|
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||Sant' Orso, Aosta|
|Feast||February 1; sometimes June 17|
|Attributes||archdeacon with a staff and book, bearing birds on his shoulder; wearing fur pelisse in a religious habit; striking water from a rock; or giving shoes to the poor.|
|Patronage||Ivrea; Cogne; invoked in childbirth; children who die before baptism; invoked against faintness, kidney disease, and rheumatism|
Saint Ursus of Aosta (in Italian, Sant'Orso d'Aosta; in French, Saint Ours d'Aoste), Irish-Italian saint, fl. 6th century.
Said to have been of Irish origin, he evangelized the region of Digne. An opponent of Arianism, he served as archdeacon to Jucundus (in Italian, San Giocondo; in French, Saint Joconde), bishop of Aosta. When Plocean, an Arian, became bishop of Aosta, Ursus and several other canons left the cathedral of Aosta and established themselves at the present site of the collegiate church of Saint Ursus.
- Saints of February 1: Ursus of Aosta
- (Italian) Sant'Orso d'Aosta
- (Italian) (French) The collegiate church of Saint Peter and Ursus in Aosta
- (Italian) (French) (English) (German) (English) Saint Ursus's fair
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