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Titular saint of the church of Probus (Cornwall),

reputedly made collegiate by Athelstan in 926. Mentioned as St Probus by Domesday Book. Sherborne Abbey was formerly called Lamprobi or the church of Probus or else Propeschirche, but its calendar retains no memory of its former patron. Nothing is known of Probus and the C.C.K. lists him among those Cornish saints ‘whose day is not certainly known’. If Probus ever existed and is not just a name meaning ‘honest’, he was probably a Celtic or British saint of the West Country of whom all is forgotten except his dedications.

Baring-Gould and Fisher, iv. 107; Stanton, p. 735.

Subjects: Christianity.


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