(d. c. 700)

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(d. c.700),

abbot. Born in Boulogne, he was a married man who was separated from his wife and became a monk at Hautmont, where, although initially occupied in tending cattle and cutting wood, he became a priest and later a hermit. He founded two monasteries, one for monks at Samer near Calais, the other for nuns at Wierre-aux-Bois, about a mile away. His relics were translated to Boulogne and then to Ghent. Feast: 20 July, recorded in English Benedictine calendars and in an addition to the Martyrology of Bede.

AA.SS. Iul. V (1727), 81–9; L. Van der Essen, Étude critique sur les Vitae des saints mérovingiens de l'ancienne Belgique (1907), pp. 412–14; B.L.S., vii. 156–7.

Subjects: Christianity.

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