ST. DONATUS, BISHOP OF AREZZO IN TUSCANY, M.
BEING illustrious for sanctity and miracles, as
St. Gregory the Great as sures us, he was apprehended by
Quadratianus, the Augustalis, or imperial prefect of Tuscany, in the
reign of Julian the Apostate. Refusing to adore the idols, he
suffered many torments with invincible constancy, and at length
finished his martyrdom by the sword in 361. His relics are enshrined
in the cathedral of Arezzo. At the same time and place St. Hilarinus,
a monk, received the like crown, being beaten to death with clubs.
His relics were afterward translated to Ostia. See the Martyrologies.