An Ancient Pallium Displayed at the Vatican Museums

Posted April 5, 2017 7:30 pm by Gregory DiPippo

An Ancient Pallium Displayed at the Vatican Museums

From March 24th until June 25th, the Vatican Museums is hosting a small but very interesting show about St Caesarius of Arles (470-542), an important figure in the early Merovingian church. After spending his earlier years at the famous monastery on the island of Lérins, Caesarius was sent to Arles for health reasons; the local bishop, a kinsman of his, was so impressed by him that he asked the abbot of Lérins, St Porcarius, to release him to clerical service. In due course, Caesarius was elected bishop by popular acclamation in 502 A.D., and served in that role until his

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