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St. Peter Chrysologus

Feast day: July 30

Peter was born in 406 at Imola, Italy. He was an adult convert and became a deacon and then a priest. In 433 he was made Bishop of Ravenna, Italy. He fought paganism and the Monophysite heresy, he enforced reforms, and built several churches and ornate altars in his see.

He was a preacher with such language skills, he was given the name Chrysologus, referring to his golden word. 176 of his sermons have survived. It is the strength of these beautiful explanations of the Incarnation, the Creed, the place of Mary and John the Baptist in the great plan of salvation, etc., that led to his being proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1729 by Pope Benedict XIII. He died December 2,450 at Imola, Italy.

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