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(6th century),

martyr, first saint of Jersey (C.I.). He was a hermit from Tongres (Belgium) who lived in a cave in Jersey above the town which bears his name. He was killed by pagans or robbers to whom he tried to preach the Gospel. He was associated with, and visited by, Marcoul. Feast: 16 July (in England and the diocese of Coutances).

AA.SS. Iul. IV (1868), 145–52; E. A. Pigeon, Vies des Saints du diocèse de Coutances, ii. 136–45; B.L.S., vii. 128–9.

Subjects: Christianity.


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