In the 430s CE, a Tunisian bishop named Septimius Celius Gaudiosus, along with several other of his ecclesiastical colleagues, was unceremoniously set adrift in the Mediterranean on a ship without oars by the Vandal king Genseric, who had just conquered Roman North Africa. The ascendant king’s beef with the bishop was due to the latter’s refusal to convert to the heretical Arian faith practiced by the Vandals.
Lack of oars notwithstanding, Gaudiosus made his way north to Naples, where he founded a monastery, introduced the Rule of Augustine (a fellow African saint) to Italy, and, according to tradition, was buried, along with other 5th-century African refugees, in the Greek-era catacombs located in what is now the city’s Sanità district.
|Sacristy of San Domenico Maggiore||2020||1.3km||site_ao|
|Tomb of the First Bishop of New York||2020||1.3km||site_ao|
|Birthplace of the Pizza Margherita Plaque||2020||2.6km||site_ao|
|Anjou-Aragonese-Spanish en it||2.6km||site_izi|
|Greek Naples – between the Naples museum of archeology and the historical center en it zh||2016||2.2km||site_izi|
|Lipsanothecae of the Chapel of Saint Francesco de Geronimo||2020||1.3km||site_ao|
|Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai||2020||1.3km||site_ao|
|San Gennaro Mural||2020||1.4km||site_ao|
|Via dei Presepi||2019||1.3km||site_ao|
|Europe’s Most Beautiful Metro Station||2019||1.9km||site_ao|
|MUSA Anatomy Museum||2018||0.9km||site_ao|
|The Arm of St. Thomas Aquinas||2018||1.3km||site_ao|
|Skull Cult of Saint Mary of the Souls of Purgatory||2017||1.2km||site_ao|
|Anatomy Museum of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli||2018||0.9km||site_ao|
|Historic Centre of Naples||1995||1.5km||site_whs|
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