(San Fagondez) Confessor, hermit, born Sahagun, Spain, 1419; died Salamanca, Spain, 1479. Educated at Salamanca and Burgos, he was ordained, 1445, and made canon in the cathedral at Burgos. Desiring a more thorough knowledge of theology, he entered the University of Salamanca, where he took his degree in divinity. Then joining the Order of Hermits of Saint Augustine, 1463, he was made prior of the community, 1471. He is said to have been poisoned by a woman whose companion in sin he had converted. Patron of Salamanca. Relics in Spain, Belgium, and Peru. Canonized, 1696. Feast, Roman Calendar, 12 June.
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