Location on South Colonnade

100. St. Eusebius
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
South Curved Arm

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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St. Eusebius of Vercelli
Born - 2 March 283 in Sardinia
Died - 1 August 371 at Vercelli

Feastday - 2 August

Statue created - c.1668-1670
The statue is part of a group of 16 erected between May 1669 and August 1670

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
The statue was certainly carved by Morelli as it stood comparison with the other eight cited in payments on his behalf.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is represented in bishop's robes.

Eusebius of Vercelli was a bishop, and along with Athanasius, affirmed the divinity of Jesus against Arianism. He was the first bishop in the West to organize the clergy of his cathedral under a common rule of life, and so is counted as a remote founder of the Canons Regular. For this reason he has a statue on the façade of St John Lateran.


Saints on South Colonnade
Curved Arm

100. Eusebius

99. Romanus

98. Stephen

Saints on South Colonnade
Curved Arm

101. Spyridon

100. Eusebius


The Book of Saints, ©2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore s.t.l.


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