New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Optatus


Fourth century confessor; Bishop of Milevis in Numidia. A converted rhetorician, he wrote a valuable treatise against the Donatists, in reply to Parmenian of Carthage, c.366. Nothing further is known of his life. Relics in the cemetery of Saint Callistus. Feast, 4 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Optatus”. New Catholic Dictionary. 25 August 2013. Web. 22 October 2014. <>