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Fara

(d. 657)


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Foundress and abbess of the double monastery of Faremoutier-en-Brie (d. 657).

During her rule of 37 years several English nuns such as Saethrith and Ethelburga were trained by her, some of whom later set up monasteries in England. Feast: 7 December.

Life by Jonas of Bobbio in B. Krusch, MGH Scriptores Meroving, iv; Bede, HE, iii. 8; H. M. Delsart, Sainte Fare: sa vie et son culte (1911).

Subjects: Christianity.


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