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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Avitus, Saint

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(Alcimus Ecdicius) (c.451-525) Poet, Bishop of Vienne, born Vienne (now France). He opposed Arianism and advocated papal authority as the main bulwark of religious unity. He is the author of a poem dealing with the scriptural narrative of original sin, expulsion from paradise, the Deluge, and crossing of the Red Sea; Milton made use of this in preparing Paradise Lost. Relics at Vienne. Feast, February 5,.

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Entry for 'Avitus, Saint'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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