St. Hilary, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church

st_hilaryofpoitiers1This feast kept in Tours on January 13 from the end of the Fifth Century was inserted in the Roman Calendar by Pius IX.  St. Austin, who often urges the authority of St. Hilary against the Pelagians, styles him the illustrious doctor of the churches. St. Jerome says that he was a most eloquent man, and the trumpet of the Latins against the Arians; and that in St. Cyprian and St. Hilary, God had transplanted two fair cedars out of the world into his church.

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