St. Gaudentius of Brescia
Oct 25, 2021
Bishop of Brescia
Gaudentius succeed St. Philastrius as Bishop of Brescia, Italy, under whom he seems to have studied, and whom he calls his “father”. Prior to his election, being very popular in Brescia, Gaudentius went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem hoping to be forgotten. But upon returning and finding that his mentor had died, he also found that the Brescians would have no other as successor.
He was consecrated by St. Ambrose in 387.
A record of Gaudentius’ discourse made at the time of his elevation survives.