Saint Remigius of Rheims

detail of a stained glass window in the cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Segovia Spain, depicting Saint Remegius of Rheims receiving a lamp from a dove; date and artist unknown; photographed on 22 Juuly 2013 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Apostle of the Franks
  • Remigius of Reims
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  • Romieg of….
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Born to the Gallo-Roman nobility, the son of Emilius, count of Laon, and of Saint Celina; younger brother of Saint Principius of Soissons; uncle of Saint Lupus of Soissons. A speaker noted for his eloquence, he was selected bishop of Rheims (in modern France) at age 22 while still a layman, and served his diocese for 74 years. He evangelized throughout Gaul, working with Saint Vaast. Spiritual teacher of Saint Theodoric. Converted Clovis, king of the Franks, baptising him on 24 December 496; this opened the way to the conversion of all the Franks and the establishment of the Church throughout France. Blind at the time of his death.

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  • “Saint Remigius of Rheims“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2015. Web. 1 July 2015. <>