- Gaudiosus of Naples
name= Saint Gaudiosus of Naples
Roman Catholic Church
Saint Gaudiosus of Naples ("Gaudiosus the African") was a bishop of Abitina (Abitine, Abitinia) in
Africa Provinceduring the 5th century. Abitina was a village near Carthagein present-day western Tunisia.
Born "Septimius Celius Gaudiosus", he fled
North Africaduring the persecutions of Gensericin a leaky boat and arrived at Napleswith other exiled churchmen, including the bishop of Carthage, who was named Quodvultdeus. Arriving around 439 AD, he established himself on the acropolisof Naples.
The introduction of the
Augustinian Ruleinto Naples is attributed to him as well as the introduction of some relics, including those of Saint Restituta. [ [http://www.napoli.com/english/sotterranea2.php napoli.com - Around Naples ] ] [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90237 San Gaudioso di Abitine ] ]
Gaudiosus' relics were later buried in the
Catacombs of San Gennaroin the 6th century. [ [http://www.napoli.com/english/sotterranea2.php napoli.com - Around Naples ] ] [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90237 San Gaudioso di Abitine ] ] One of the cemeteries of these catacombs, San Gaudioso, refers to Gaudiosus.
* [http://saints.sqpn.com/saintg0f.htm Gaudiosus of Naples]
*it icon [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90237 San Gaudioso di Abitine]
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