The Life of Saint Severin (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 55)

The Life of Saint Severin (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 55)

Translated by LUDWIG BIELER
with the collaboration of LUDMILLA KRESTAN
Copyright Date: 1965
Pages: 142
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    The Life of Saint Severin (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 55)
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Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
  3. [Map]
    (pp. vi-v)
  4. Preface
    (pp. vii-2)
    Ludwig Bieler
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-46)

    Eugippius¹ lives in our memory mainly as the biographer of St. Severin, the ‘Apostle of Noricum.’ In the ecclesiastical world of his day, however, he seems to have been a figure of some importance. He was abbot of a monastery at Castellum Lucullanum near Naples. There the remains of St. Severin had been deposited, and to him the foundation was dedicated. From Isidore of Seville (d. 636), we learn that Eugippius gave his monks a rule which he left them ‘as his (spiritual) bequest.’² He had an extensive correspondence with prominent ecclesiastics of the time; we still read letters addressed...

  6. TO THE HOLY AND VENERABLE LORD, THE DEACON PASCHASIUS, EUGIPPIUS (SENDS) A GREETING IN CHRIST
    (pp. 47-56)

    About two years ago, during the consulate of Inportunus, we had the privilege to read a letter of some noble layman to a priest; it contained the life of the monk, Bassus, who at one time lived in the monastery of the so-called Mount Titas above Ariminum, and later died in the district of Lucania—a man well known to me as to many others. When I learnt that of this letter some people took copies, I began to think by myself, and also tell persons in religion, that it was not right to conceal the great miracles which the...

  7. MEMORANDUM
    (pp. 57-100)

    1 (1) At the time when Attila, king of the Huns, had died, the two Pannonias and the other districts bordering on the Danube were in a state of utter confusion. It was then that the most holy servant of God, Severin, who had come from the eastern parts to the borderland of Noricum Ripense and the Pannonias, stayed in a small town called Asturis. By a life according to the precepts of the Gospel and the apostles, a model of piety and chastity,¹ he gave proof of his Catholic faith, living up, as he did, to his venerable ideal...

  8. TO THE PRIEST EUGIPPIUS, HIS HOLY AND EVER BELOVED LORD, PASCHASIUS THE DEACON
    (pp. 101-103)

    (1) My beloved brother in Christ,

    You measure us by your skill in eloquence and by the happiness of your leisure, and shut your eyes to the bitterness of the many pursuits of sinners; in doing so you inflict on me a loss of modesty by your loving contemplation. (2) You have sent me your memorandum. There is nothing that could be added to it by the eloquence of a learned man. You have compressed in a short compass a work worthy to be placed before the whole Church. You have made known truthfully the life and character of blessed...

  9. IN SANCTI SEVERINI
    (pp. 104-110)
  10. EXCURSUS
    (pp. 111-120)

    The location of favianis and of St. Severin’s monastery outside its walls, the center of the saint’s activities and the place of his death, is controversial.

    Mommsen (CIL 3.687; Gesammelte Schriften 7.521) identified Favianis with Mauer an der Url, south of the Danube, near Ybbs, where there are ruins of a Roman castellum and where a Roman brick (tegula) has been found which bears the stamp of the legio prima Noricorum (CIL 3.5756), a troup which was stationed at Favianis in late antiquity (cf.Notitia Dignitatum, occ. 34.41)

    Friedrich Kenner¹ suggested that Favianis occupied the site of Mautern, further east, on...

  11. INDICES
    (pp. 121-132)