Flavius Latinus of Brescia

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Saint Flavius Latinus
Martyr and Bishop of Brescia
Died 115
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast 24 March

Flavius Latinus (died 115) was a Christian martyr of the persecutions of Trajan.

He is said to be the third bishop of Brescia, successor to Saint Viator.[1] This tradition is, however, questioned. Viator of Bergamo is a much later figure, and the reference to his earlier being a bishop of Brescia is doubted.[2] The historical list of bishops of Brescia is not established so far back as the early persecutions in the 2nd century.[3]

He is a Catholic and Orthodox saint,[4] feast day March 24.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, Stephen Bunson, Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints (2003), p. 480.
  2. ^ Saint of the Day, March 24
  3. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. ^ Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome