Saint Possidius of Calama

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Spiritual student of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Bishop of Calama, Numidia in North Africa in 397. He preached against Arianism, Donatism and Pelagianism in his diocese. He and his priests were assaulted by followers of these heresies, and his churches damaged; Possidius was eventually driven into exile by Arian Vandals. Brought relics of Saint Stephen the Martyr to his diocese, and established Augustinians at the cathedral. Wrote a biography of Saint Augustine, and compiled a catalogue of his work.

Born

  • c.370 in North Africa

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Possidius of Calama“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 May 2013. Web. 30 July 2014. <>