Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 263
Sanctulus, presbyter in Norcia (Italy), tells Gregory stories of two monks from the same area, AD 570/593. Account of Gregory the Great, "Dialogues", Rome, AD 593/594.
III 15.1
1. Neque hoc sileam, quod ex regione eadem uenerabilis uiri Sanctuli presbiteri narratione cognoui, de cuius uerbis ipse non dubitas, quia eius uitam fidemque minime ignoras.
Gregory then recalls the story of two monks from Norcia.
(ed. de Vogüé 1979: 314, summarised by J. Szafranowski)
III 15.1
1. Neither will I pass over in silence, which I have learned from the story of the Presbyter Sanctulus from the same region [Norcia as we learn in III.37, see [269]]. You [deacon Peter, Gregrory's interlocutor] do not doubt his words, as you are well aware of his life and faith.
Gregory then recalls the story of two monks from Norcia.
(trans. Gardner 1911: 128; altered and summarised by J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Italy north of Rome with Corsica and Sardinia
  • Norcia

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.


Functions within the Church - Urban presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Described by a title - Titles of respect
Reverenced by
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Deacon
Relation with - Monk/Nun
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