ALIPIUS (ALYPIUS) Bishop (August 15) (5th century) A fellow citizen and disciple of Saint Augustine of Hippo, to whom he was greatly attached, and whom he followed from Carthage to Rome and Milan, where they were both baptised by Saint Ambrose on Easter Eve, A.D. 387. Upon their return to Africa, they spent some time in solitude as Religious. Afterwards Saint Alipius visited the Holy Land. Elected Bishop of Tagaste, he laboured strenuously in the defence of the Church against the Donatist and Pelagian heresies. He is said to have been present at the deathbed of Saint Augustine (A.D. 430), and to have himself passed away shortly afterwards.