Saint Ephrem - Doctor of the Church (378).
Saint Ephrem was born at Nisibe in Syria, his forebears were poor folk, and he as a child tended the herds in the fields. Saint Ephrem would be baptized only as a young adult. After many years of good works, preaching and writing, for he also had great gifts of poetry and written discourse, he died a holy death in the year 378. Saint Ephrem was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.
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