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d. c.449. Bishop of Lyons. Engaged at first in public administration and married with two sons, he retired in middle life to Lerins, where he pursued an ascetic life of study and worship. His reputation for sanctity became widespread, and about 434 he was elected bishop of Lyons. Very little is known of his episcopate. In 441 he presided over the Synod of Orange jointly with Hilary of Arles.* His writings include two ascetic treatises and two exegetical works which display an extensive biblical knowledge and anticipate many favorite usages of medieval mystics and hymnwriters.