Book of Saints – Fiacrius

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Fiacre; 19th century, artist unknown; church of Notre-Dame, Bar-le-Duc, France; photographed on 30 April 2012 by Vassil; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

FIACRIUS (FIACRE, FIAKER, FEFVRE) (Saint) (August 30) (6th century) Claimed by both the Scots and Irish as their countryman, he crossed to Gaul early in the sixth century, and being kindly received by Saint Faro, Bishop of Meaux, he thenceforth lived the life of an anchoret in a neighbouring forest. His cell, to approach which, however, was strictly forbidden to women, soon became a place of pilgrimage, and in life as after death, he worked many miracles. He is especially noted for his charity and helpfulness to the poor. He passed away about A.D. 670. As Patron of gardeners, he is often represented carrying a shovel. The Paris cabs took the name of “fiacres” from having been started from a house with a statue of this Saint over the door.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Fiacrius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 19 January 2019. <>