Butler's Lives of the Saints: September
For more than two centuries, "Butler's" has been one of the best known, most widely consulted hagiographies. In its brief and authoritative entries, readers can find a wealth of knowledge on the lives and deeds of the saints, as well as their ecclesiastical and historical importance since canonization.
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The problem is that it is a late one, probably written for the diocese of Connor
after the Norman invasion, and contains a great deal of material that is fantastical
or inconsistent or both. He is said to have been born in Ireland and baptized by St
His influence went beyond his own diocese. He took part in various councils, for
example, including that of Arles in 474, and when the bishop of Chalons-sur-
Saone died, the bishop of Autun called him in to mediate in the dispute that arose
For seven years he led his diocese in a programme of renewal that started with
the priests, whom he encouraged to celebrate Mass daily and wear ecclesiastical
dress. In a symbolic gesture he built a new seminary at Macerata with money ...
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St Antoninus martyr
ST GREGORY THE GREAT pope and doctor
St Marcellus martyr
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