This week on the 17th, we celebrate the feastday of St. Sabinus of Piacenza (Placentia in Roman times). He was a saintly bishop, as was his predecessor, St. Victor. He participated in church councils and fought Arianism. He served for 45 years, and legend credits him with dying at the age of 110! The medieval Basilica of San Savino bears his name, and features cool stuff like a mosaic contrasting chess and dice as symbols of order and chaos. But he is best known today as a friend, colleague, and correspondent of St. Ambrose.
LetterXLV: All about Paradise. Don’t miss the bit about Eden’s trees possessing reason!