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Hilary of Arles
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GaulLérinscouncilsLeo the Great

Early LifeBorn to an aristocratic family of central Gaul, perhaps near Dijon, Hilary received a classical education. In the early to mid-420s CE, his relative Honoratus, who had founded the island monastery of Lérins in southern Gaul, invited Hilary to join him there in the ascetic life. After selling his property, Hilary did so, and soon was joined by other aristocrats, including the brothers Vincentius and Lupus of Toul, the former being an ex–secular official, and the latter the husband of Hilary's sister Pimeniola.Hilary Becomes BishopIn 429 CE H…

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Mathisen, Ralph W., “Hilary of Arles”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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