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St. Eusebius of Vercelli

St. Eusebius, Early Church Father, Father of the Early Church

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli: Biography and Selected On-line Writings


St. Eusebius of Vercelli was born on the island of Sardinia in the early fourth century AD, just about the time that Constantine ended the persecution of the Christians.  Eusebius became the first bishop of Vercelli in 340AD and worked to establish monastic  life in his new diocese.  He struggled ceaselessly against the Arian heretics who denied the full divinity of Jesus Christ.  St. Eusebius was exiled to the Eastern Mediterranean for his Christological views by the emperor Constantius, but returned to the West around 363 where he lived and wrote until his death in 371.  Only a few works of this Early Church Father survive till the present day, some of them customarily ascribed to others.

The Fathers of the Church - Who They Are and Why They MatterFathers of the Church Early Church Fathers CD by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

In a single, upbeat talk, full of examples and fascinating stories about some of the Church's most intriguing personalities, Marcellino D'Ambrosio explains who people are talking about when they refer to the "Fathers of the Church" or "Early Church Fathers.  Though the ranks of the fathers include a tremendous variety of cultures, locales, and personalities, there is surprising consensus that emerges from them on a variety of the most pressing questions of our day.  In this dynamic talk, available on CD or audiocassette, Marcellino makes clear just how much these figures have to teach us. 


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