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Faustus of Riez

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Author(s): Djuth, Marianne
A 5th-century CE monk, bishop, and theologian known especially for the eloquence of his writing and preaching, austerity, and compassion for human suffering. Faustus’ date of birth is unknown, although it is assumed that he was probably born around 403–404 CE. His birthplace is also difficult to determine. Avitus, bishop of Vienne, refers to him as Brito (Avit.  Ep. 4). Faustus’ friend, Sidonius Apollinaris, identifies him as a Briton or Breton (Sid.  Ep. 9.9.6). Though Brito is unclear, it is generally taken to mean Britain. Prior to entering the monastery of Léri…
Date: 2020-04-14