Paternus grew up in a financially comfortable French family and entered a monastery. He apparently did well enough there to be entrusted with the job cellararius, which meant that he had the keys to the wine, beer, cider, and food. Sounds like the job of social chairman in my fraternity, except that "his conduct in that office foretold his later effectiveness as a bishop." (Morgan & Dillon) That sounds like he took his job so seriously that they probably had plenty of left in the spring -- perhaps even enough to give alms to the poor. Not the kind of social chair -- or cellararius -- I would have voted for.
But he and a fellow monk named Scubilion got a travelin' jones and headed into the hinterland. They set up camp in a cave, cracked open a rock to bring forth a spring, and set up evangelizing the local pagans. It try not to say pagan unless we're talking about rural polytheists, as that's the literal meaning [pagan is from pagus, pagi, Latin for province or rural district].
|Jupiter stew -- bad brew|