Born to the Sicilian nobility. Convert to Christianity. His father violently opposed the conversion, and Ursus fled to Ravenna, Italy. There he so impressed the locals with his holiness that he became bishop of Ravenna for 20 years, reviving the celebration of the feasts of the saints, a custom that had fallen away.
- 396 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Katherine Rabenstein
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Ursus of Ravenna“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 March 2014. Web. 22 August 2014. <>