Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 174
DRAFT: Presbyter Gaudentius, once a protégé of bishop Boniface of Ferentis, now lives in Rome and tells Gregory of the deeds of his mentor. Account of Gregory the Great, "Dialogues", Rome, AD 593/594.?????? SEE ABOVE
Fuit uir uitae uenerabilis Bonifatius nomine, qui in ea ciuitate quae Ferentis dicitur, episcopatum officio tenuit, moribus inpleuit. Huius multa miracula is qui adhuc superest Gaudentius presbiter narrat. Qui in eius obsequio nutritus, tanto ualet de illo quaeque ueracius dicere, quanto eis hunc contigit et interesse.
(ed. de Vogüé 1979: 76)
There was a man of venerable life named Boniface, who held an episcopal office in the city called Ferentis, and was filled with good habits. About his many miracles speaks still living among us priest Gaudentius, who was nourished under his supervision. His testimony about Bonifatius is very truthful as he was an eye-witness to his deeds.
(trans. Gardner 1911: 31; changed by J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • Italy north of Rome with Corsica and Sardinia
  • Rome
  • Ferento

About the source:

Author: Gregory the Great
Title: Dialogues, Dialogorum Gregorii Papae libri quatuor de miraculis Patrum Italicorum, Dialogi
Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Gregory the Great wrote his Dialogues between 593 and 594 in Rome when he was the Bishop of this city. They were written in order to present lives and miracles of Italian saints, many of them contemporary to Gregory, and the greatest of them, saint Benedict of Nurcia. The Dialogues are divided into four books in which Gregory tells the stories of various saints to Peter, who was a deacon and a friend of Gregory, and is also known from the Gregory`s private correspondence.
Grégoire le Grand, Dialogues, ed. A. de Vogüé, Sources Chretiennes 251, 260, 265, Paris 1978-1980.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Devotion - Supernatural experience
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