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Saint Satyrus of Milan (Italian: San Satiro) was the confessor and brother of Saints Ambrose and Marcellina. He was born around 331 at Trier, Germany, moved to Rome with his family and was subsequently trained as a lawyer.

Saint Satyrus of Milan
9905 - Milano - S. Ambrogio - Cappella SS. Bartolomeo e Satiro - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto 25-Apr-2007.jpg
Right-side nave of Sant'Ambrogio basilica in Milan, Italy. Saint Bartholomew and Saint Satyrus baroque-style chapel. It preserves the relics of Satyrus.
Bornaround 331
Trier, Germany
Milan, Italy
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Major shrineBasilica of Sant'Ambrogio, Milan
FeastSeptember 17
Patronagesacristans of the Archdiocese of Milano[1]

Appointed prefect to one of the Roman provinces, he resigned his post when Ambrose became Archbishop of Milan in order to assume administration of the secular affairs of the archdiocese.

He died unexpectedly at Milan in 378 and was eulogised by his brother with the funeral sermon, On the Death of a Brother (De excessu fratris Satyri). The church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro in Milan refers to him.[1]

He should not be confused with the bishop Satyrus of Arezzo.

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  1. ^ a b "San Satiro". 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2015-03-02.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Saint Satyrus at Wikimedia Commons