St Paulinus the Merciful.

Commemorated January 23 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

He was first a Roman senator and then Bishop of Nola. Following the example of his friend, St Ambrose, he received baptism, after which he withdrew to the Spanish Pyrenees, where he lived a life of asceticism. But, as no light can be hidden, so St Paulinus was found and chosen as Bishop of Nola. He was a good and merciful shepherd, and entered peacefully into rest in the year 43 1. His relics are preserved in the Church of St Bartholomew in Rome.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK

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