Eutropius of Orange

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Saint Eutropius of Orange
Bishop
Died May 27, 475
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Major shrine St Mary Magdalene's Chapel, London Oratory
Feast May 27

Eutropius of Orange (French: Saint Eutrope; died 475) was bishop of Orange, France, during the 5th century and probably since 463, in succession to Justus.

Life[edit]

Eutropius was born in Marseille. According to the tradition, he was converted by his wife and became a deacon after her death. He became famous, among other things, for miracles attributed to him, but also for his extreme devotion. He also corresponded with Pope Hilarius and was a friend of Saint Faustus of Riez. Between 436 and 475 he took part in the Synod of Arles.[1]

His diocese was destroyed by the Visigoths and he died as a martyr on May 27, 475.[1] His feast day is May 27.

His relics are now interred in the altar of St Mary Magdalene's Chapel in the London Oratory, where they were taken from the catacombs in Rome.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ekkart Sauser (2004). "Eutropius of Orange". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 23. Nordhausen: Bautz. col. 344. ISBN 3-88309-155-3. 
  2. ^ London Oratory