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Sulpicius Severus sees in a vision the presbyter Clarus ascending to heaven after his master, Martin of Tours. Account in the Letter 2 by Sulpicius Severus, writing in Primuliacum (Gaul), AD 397.
Chapter 5
Sulpicius witnesses in a vision Martin of Tours' ascendance into heaven.
Nec multum post sanctum Clarum presbyterum discipulum illius qui nuper excesserat video eadem qua magistrum via scandere.
(ed. Fountaine 1967-1969: v. 1, 326)
Chapter 5
Sulpicius witnesses in a vision Martin of Tours' ascendance into heaven.
Not long after this, I saw the holy presbyter Clarus, who had recently died, take the same path that his master has ascended.
(trans. Goodrich 2015: 59, changed by J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Tours

About the source:

Author: Sulpicius Severus
Title: Letter 2, Epistula secunda
Origin: Primuliacum (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Sulpicius Severus` hagiographical corpus concerning Martin of Tours consists of his Life, three letters, and three Dialogues. Letter two was written shortly after Martin`s death, thus in the late 397. It was addressed to Aurelius, then a deacon, later a presbyter (see [1025]).
Sulpicius Severus, Vie de saint Martin, ed. and transl. J. Fontaine, Sources Chrétiennes 133–135, Paris 1967–1969.
Sulpicius Severus, The Complete Works, transl. R.J. Goodrich, Ancient Christian Writers 70, New York 2015.


Former ecclesiastical career - Deacon
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Fame of sanctity
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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