Saint Ursus of Ravenna

Also known as

  • Orso
  • Ours

Memorial

Profile

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.

Died

  • 396 of natural causes

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ursus of Ravenna“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 March 2014. Web. 28 July 2014. <>