Introduction

The author of the commomrorr attributed to Vincent of Lerins furnishes us with scant information concerning himself. He is the monk Peregrinus, now residing in an unnamed monastery far from urban centers. The Council of Ephesus (which took place in 431) is now three years past. The bishop of Rome is a Sixtus identifiable with Pope Sixtus III (who reigned 432-440) and Cyril is bishop of Alexandria he reigned from 412 to 444. This gives us the year 434 for the completion of the work. External...