Feast-day: August 2nd
When did St. Eusebius live: 283 - 371
Biography of St. Eusebius:
Eusebius was a priest in Rome who was born in Sardinia and later became the first bishop of Vercelli. The pope asked him to join Liberius in the ceaseless struggle against Arian heretics, which denied the full divinity of Jesus Christ. St. Eusebius was exiled by emperor Constantine to the Eastern Mediterranean, together with others. About seven years later, he returned to Vercelli and lived there until his death in 371. Apparently, arian heretics almost petrified him but lastly, he died of a natural cause
Patronage: St. Eusebius is patron saint of the city of Vercelli
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Eusebius - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Eusebius is shown as a bishop with miter, crosier, books and a cross around his neck.