(d. c. 649) missionary monk

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(d. c.649).

Successfully establishing a monastery in Ireland, he left to escape the crowds he attracted, and, crossing to East Anglia c.633, built one near Yarmouth. When he withdrew again, he lived briefly as a hermit before going to Gaul. His monastery at Lagny, east of Paris, was built c.644. Fursa's fame, however, rests upon his visions of the other world.

Subjects: Christianity — British History.

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