Constantius of Lauriacum

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Constantius von Lauriacum is the only proven bishop of the Roman city of Lauriacum (today Lorch near Enns in Upper Austria). He was the uncle of St. Antionius of Lérins , who in turn was brought up by St. Severin of Noricum . Ennodius reports on this in De vita beati Antonii (chap. 8ff.). Constantius as Bishop of Lauriacum mentions Eugippius in his Vita Sancti Severini :

»The citizens from the town of Lauriacum and the refugees from the castles upstream of the Danube had set up scouts at suspicious places […] Admonished by divine inspiration, the Servant of God [ sc .: Severin] instructed them with his visionary spirit that they should take all their poor belongings safely recovered within the city wall […]. He asked them to do this for four days, and when it was evening he sent a monk named Valens to St. Constantius, the bishop of the place [...] ”(chap. 30: 1f .; p. 91)


  • Ennodius, De vita beati Antonii , in: MGH Auct.ant. 7, Magni felicis Enodi opera , chap. CCXL, pp. 185-190; Weidmann: Berlin 1885 (lat.)
  • Eugippius, Vita Sancti Severini. Latin / German ; trans. u. ed. v. Theodor Nüsslein; Reclam: Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-15-008285-4