Saint Donatus of Besancon

statue of Saint Donatus of Besancon from a German holy card, artist unknown, date unknown, photographer unknownMemorial

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Benedictine monk at Luxeuil, France. Bishop of Besancon, France in 624. Noted monastic reformer. Founded Saint Paul abbey at Besancon. Wrote a Rule for Virgins that combines elements of the Benedictine and Columban Rules.

Died

  • c.660 of natural causes

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Donatus of Besancon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2015. Web. 28 August 2015. <>