MEMORIAL: JANUARY 13
St. Hilary was born in what is now France at the beginning of the fourth century. He was a married and educated man, before he was converted to Catholicism through his study of the Biblical Canon. Less than a decade after his conversion, St. Hilary was named bishop of Poitiers and was known for his academic brilliance. However, many of the surrounding bishops were staunch supporters of the Arian heresy, and St. Hilary was exiled for standing up for the humanity of Jesus.
In his exile, he produced writings on the subject he is most famous for: The Trinity. St. Hilary would eventually be restored to Potiers and would go on to teach many saints. After his death, he was canonized and eventually named a doctor of the Church. He is the patron saint against snake bites.