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Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Feast12 November

Saint Arsatius or Arsacius is a saint of whose life virtually nothing is known. He is said to have been a bishop of Milan, who lived either around 400 or in the 6th century, and possibly a martyr, but there is no evidence. Because of the traditional connection with Milan, he is further supposed to have been a disciple of Saint Ambrose, who was also Bishop of Milan, but there is no evidence of this either.[1][2]

His relics were brought in 766 from Rome to Ilmmünster Monastery where a cultus grew up around them and where the well-known Arsatius-Basilika is still dedicated to him. They were moved to Munich in 1495, but returned to Ilmmünster in 1846.[1] His feast day is 12 November.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c (in German)Article about Arsatius and Ilmmünster on the Diocese of Munich website Archived August 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Ekkart Sauser (1999). "Arsatius". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 15. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 42–43. ISBN 3-88309-077-8.

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