21. (1) Paulinus, a presbyter, had come to St. Severinus, attracted by his spreading fame. Having stayed some days in the company of the blessed man, and wishing to go home, he was told by him: "Hurry, venerable presbyter, for soon, my beloved friend, will you be adorned by the dignity of episcopal rank, much as the will of the people - so we believe - may be against your wish." (2) Paulinus had hardly come home when the words of the prophet concerning him were fulfilled. For the citizens of Tiburnia, which is the metropole of Noricum, forced the said man to accept the eminency of being their high priest.
(trans. L. Bieler 1965: 78; summary M. Szada)