Caesaria is the name of several early Christian females of eminence.

1. Cesaria (or Caesarius, for the sex is doubtful) had consulted St. Basil to know whether it were lawful and expedient to partake of the eucharist daily by one's self. St. Basil approves of daily communion, though himself communicating only four times a week.

2. This person and her daughter Lucilla were among the nine or ten Manichaeahs who were all that were known to Felix; the convert from that sect, in North Africa in the 5th century.

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3. Saint of Aeres, was born at Chalons and educated at. Marseilles. She became abbess of Arles when' her brother St. Caesarius was bishop of that see. He drew up the rules of her convent, and procured their ratification by pope Hormisdas. After governing for thirty years, she died about 530. Her monastery was demolished during the invasion of Aries by Theodoric in 507, but was rebuilt by Caesarius. See Acta Sanctorum Boll. Jan. 12, i, 729.

4. A later abbess of the same nunnery writes to St. Rhadegunda defining a Christian's three duties, prayer, Bible reading, and thanksgiving; and sending her, as requested, a copy of a letter of Caesarius, about A.D. 560. See Martene, Anecdota (Paris, 1717), i, 3.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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