Sunday, January 13, 2019

Saint Hilary's Day

Today, being the thirteenth day of January, is Saint Hilary's Day.

Saint Hilary, Hilary of Poitiers, was Bishop of Poitiers and is a Doctor of the Church.

He was sometimes referred to as the "Hammer of the Arians" (Latin: Malleus Arianorum) and the "Athanasius of the West."

His name comes from the Latin word for happy or cheerful:  Hilarius.

His optional memorial in the General Roman Calendar is 13 January. In the past, when this date was occupied by the Octave Day of the Epiphany, his feast day was moved to 14 January.

Hilary of Poitiers: Born circa 310 - Died circa 367.

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