Commemorated on April 30
Saint Donatus lived during the reign of the holy Emperor Theodosius
the Great (379-397) and was bishop of the city of Euroea (in Albania).
Not far from this city, in the vicinity of Soreia, was a brackish spring
of water. When the saint learned of this, he went with clergy to the
spring and cast out a monstrous serpent, which died. The saint prayed and then he blessed the spring and drank the water without harm. Seeing this
miracle, the people glorified God.
Another time, St Donatus
prayed and brought forth water from a dry and rocky place, and during a
drought he entreated the Lord to send rain to the parched land.
daughter of the holy Emperor Theodosius fell terribly ill and was
afflicted by an unclean spirit. St Donatus came to the palace, and as
soon as he arrived the devil left and the sick woman was healed.
certain man, shortly before his death, repaid a loan to a money-lender.
The creditor tried to extort the money a second time from the dead
man’s widow. The saint resurrected the dead man, who told where and when
the loan had been repaid. After obtaining a receipt from the creditor,
the man fell asleep in the Lord.
St Donatus reposed in peace about the year 387.
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