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Miracle data
Source name: BL Mariale 1
Short title: Theophilus
Poncelet Number: 416 - Erat eisdem Theophilus cuiusdam episcopi civitatis Ciliciorum
Reference numbers: book1 no.2
Foliation in source: f. 104v
Incipit: Erat eisdem Theophilus cuiusdam episcopi civitatis Ciliciorum
Notes: The event is supposed to have occurred about the year 538 (see Acta Sanctorum, 4 Feb.). Originally written in Greek (in the 6th cent.) and ascribed to Eutychianus, one of the Household of Theophilus; and translated (in the 9th cent.) by Paul the Deacon of Naples (II, 595).
Summary: How Theophilus, Vicedominus (or Oeconomus) of the Church of Adana (near Tarsus), in Cilicia, was deposed from his office; how he signed a compact with the Devil; and how he repented, and regained possession of the compact by the help of the Virgin (II, 595).