April 17 – Acacius of Melitene; Clare Gambacorta

Acacius, Bishop of Melitene (d. ca. 435), child of his parents’ old age, was presented when young to the bishop, as they had promised God when they were yet barren. Acacius thus grew up in the church, becoming reader, deacon, priest, and bishop (in exactly that order), the latter when his bishop stepfather passed away.… Continue reading April 17 – Acacius of Melitene; Clare Gambacorta