Wednesday, January 13, 2010

St Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and doctor of the Church

St Hilary was born in the early 4th century at Poitiers of pagan parents. He received baptism together with his wife and daughter and was appointed bishop of Poitiers around 353.

He is sometimes referred to as The Hammer of the Arians. Today is his memiorial.

The Catholic Encyclopedia has a comprehensive entry on St Hilary.