Paulin de Nole
Like saint Ambroise of Milan, it passed from a political career to an ecclesiastical vocation. Under the influence of this last, of saint Martin de Tours and others like Amand saint of Bordeaux, it left " the monde" and moved towards the monachism. In agreement with his wife and in spite of the opposition of all the aristocracy of Bordeaux, it separated from its goods and was withdrawn with Nole, in Campanie, 394. It had already founded a hospital there when he was consul. Towards 409, he became bishop of Nole. According to a writing of the priest Uranius, it received its death day before the vision of saint January, bishop of Bénévent (Campania) of 302 with 305, and of saint Martin de Tours, bishop of Tours, come to lead it to the sky.
Paulin had as a tutor the poet Ausone, who belonged to those which were opposed to its monastic vocation. Later, he probably knew Prudence, which took as a starting point Paulin in his own poems.
WorksWith Prudence, holy Paulin de Nole is one of largest Christian Latin poets the.
One preserved of him 35 poems , very elegant, the majority in hexameters dactylic. Among those, there are " Laudes " annual in the honor of patron saint of Nole, Felix and three paraphrases of Psalms (literary kind who will have a large posterity).
Paulin de Nole is also the author of a whole of 49 letters of very decorated form, testifying to his piety and his personal sensitivity, as well as literary taste of the time.
DevotionThe devotion with Saint Paulin is very widespread in the France of the Great century. Many brotherhoods create for themselves around the years 1665 - 1670; to accelerate recruitment, one makes foresee with faithful the possibility of obtaining relics of the saint. They are made a long time wait and arrive to France in 1685. The arrival in France of the relics of the saint of the colics and the fruit and vegetables woke up a certain echo in the medium of devout humanism and that of the amateurs of gardens (...)
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