Eutropius of Orange
Saint Eutropius of Orange
Saint Eutrope dans la cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth à Orange
|Died||May 27, 475|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Major shrine||St Mary Magdalene's Chapel, London Oratory|
Eutropius was born to the nobility, in Marseille, where he spent a wild and wasted youth. According to tradition, he was converted by his wife and after her death was ordained a deacon by Eustochius. He became Bishop of Orange, succeeding Justin. He became famous, among other things, for miracles attributed to him, but also for his extreme devotion.
Eutropius corresponded with Pope Hilarius and was a friend of Saint Faustus of Riez. Letters from contemporaries speak highly of his learning and piety. Sidonius Apollinaris speaks of him in the highest and most reverential terms. Between 436 and 475 he took part in the Synod of Arles.
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