Nectarius of Digne

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Nectarius of Digne (fl. 439–455)[1][2] was believed to have been the third Bishop of Digne,[3][4] the first bishop of Digne having been Saint Domnin and the second Saint Vincent. However, Pierre Gassendi considers it likely that an unknown bishop succeeded Saint Vincent as predecessor to Nectarius,[1] making Nectarius the fourth bishop of Digne.

Nectarius is known to have been present at several Gallic synods, and he is mentioned in letters of pope Leo the Great.[3] Councils he attended include Riez in 439,[3][4] the Council of Orange in 441,[4][5] and Arles in 451 and 455.[3][4] In 449, with other bishops from Arles, he addressed pope Leo on the election of Ravennius as bishop of Arles, and he was one of those that Leo addressed in 450.[3]

This same Nectarius is believed to have been a bishop of Avignon, not a bishop of Digne, by Louis Duchesne.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Pierre Gassendi; Nicolaus Averianus (1727). Petri Gassendi Diniensis Ecclesiae praepositi et in Academia Parisiensi matheseos reggi Professoris opera omnia in sex tomos divisa. Typis regiae celsitudinis, Apud Joannem Cajetanum Tartini, & Sanctem Franchi. p. 644. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Michael Richter (1999). Ireland and her neighbours in the seventh century. Four Courts Press. ISBN 978-1-85182-369-7. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e William Smith, Henry Wace (1887). A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines. Volume 4. Part 1. N - P. Elibron.com. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-4021-8733-9. Retrieved 12 November 2012.  1999 reprint
  4. ^ a b c d Hugues Du Tems (1775). Le clergé de France, ou tableau historique et chronologique des archevêques, évêques, abbés, abbesses et chefs des chapitres principaux du royaume, depuis la fondation des églises jusqu'à nos jours, par M. l'abbé Hugues Du Tems. Brunet. pp. 279–. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Joseph-Antoine Bastet (1837). Essai historique sur les évêques du Diocèse d'Orange mêlé de documents historiques et chronologiques sur la ville d'Orange et ses princes. J. Escoffier. p. 59. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Louis Duchesne (1907). Fastes épiscopaux de l'ancienne Gaule: I. Provinces du Sud-Est. Paris: Fontemoing. pp. 267 no. 1, with note 1; 293 note 1.  second edition (in French)
Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Saint Vincent of Digne,
then possibly an unknown bishop
Bishop of Digne
fl. 439–455
Succeeded by
Memorialis of Digne