Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 281
Sanctulus, presbyter in Norcia (Italy), puts himself in place of a deacon who is to be killed by the Lombards, AD 568/593. Account of Gregory the Great, "Dialogues", Rome, AD 593/594.
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Presbyter Sanctulus from Norcia puts himself in place of a deacon who is to be killed by the Lombards.
(ed. de Vogüé 1979: 416-422; 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
Fame of sanctity
Relation with - Deacon
Relation with - Barbarian
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER281,