Aurelian of Arles
Also known as
• Aurelian the Sinner
• 16 June
Bishop of Arles, Gaul (modern France) in 546. Founded a monastery and convent in Arles, and brought many relics to them including a piece of the True Cross. The Rule he gave each of the houses in his diocese stressed devotion to the saints and martyrs. Assisted at the Council of Orleans in 549. Referred to himself as Aurelian the Sinner. Papal vicar of Gaul under Pope Vigilius, from whom he received the pallium.
• 16 June 551 at Lyon, Gaul (modern France) of natural causes
• entombed at the chapel of Saint Nizier in Lyons