Saint Reticius (or Rheticus, Rheticius) (French: Saint Rhétice) (early 4th century) was a bishop of Autun, the first one known to history, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia. He was a Gallo-Roman, and an ecclesiastical writer, and served as bishop of this see from around 310 to 334 AD.[1]

Died~334 AD
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Major shrineAutun Cathedral
FeastMay 15

He traveled on behalf of Emperor Constantine the Great in 313 to the Synod of Rome and in 314 to the Synod of Arles, in order to bring about a resolution to the dispute with the Donatists.[2]

Gregory of Tours praised Reticius in his writings.[2] Saint Jerome mentions Reticius in his De Viris Illustribus:

Reticius, bishop of Autun, among the Aedui, had a great reputation in Gaul in the reign of
Constantine. I have read his commentaries On the Song of Songs and another great volume
Against Novatian but besides these, I have found no works of his.[3]

Reticius was succeeded by Cassian of Autun, also venerated as a saint.

References edit

  1. ^ "Autun". Catholic Encyclopedia. 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Reticius von Autun". Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon. Retrieved April 23, 2009.
  3. ^ Saint Jerome. "Lives of Illustrious Men. Chapter LXXXII". Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Retrieved April 23, 2009.

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