Posts tagged ‘Bishop of Tours France’

Saint Baud of Tours

Also known as

  • Baldo

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Sixth century bishop of Tours, France, noted for his alms-giving.

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Baud of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 June 2018. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Litorius of Tours

Saint Litorius of ToursMemorial

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Bishop of Tours, Tertia Lugdunensis, Gaul (in modern France) who built the first church within the walls of the city.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Litorius of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2017. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Herbert of Tours

Also known as

  • Herbert of Marmoutier
  • Haberne of….
  • Herbern of….

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Monk. Abbot at Marmoutier Abbey. Archbishop of Tours, France.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Herbert of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 November 2016. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Volusian of Tours

Also known as

  • Volusianus

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As a layman, he suffered through years of a terrible marriage. Imperial Roman senator at Tours, France. Bishop of Tours in 488. Exiled to Spain in 496 by Arian Visigoths. May have been martyred, but records are unclear.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Volusian of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2017. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Blessed Elias of Bourdeilles

Blessed Elias of BourdeillesAlso known as

  • Elie
  • Hélie

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Born to the French nobility. Franciscan at age ten. Priest. Bishop of Périgord, France in 1437. In 1452 he authored a report vindicating Saint Joan of Arc. Archbishop of Tours, France in 1468. Cardinal in 1483. Confessor to King Louis XI. Defended the rights of the Church against the power of the king.

Born

Died

  • 1484 of natural causes

Beatified

  • process begun in 1526, never completed, but he has been referred to as “Blessed” for centuries
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Elias of Bourdeilles“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 July 2015. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Euphronius of Tours

Also known as

  • Eufronio

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Born to a senatorial family, and known as a pious youth. Bishop of Tours, Neustria (in modern France) in Saint Radegund of Poitiers to spread veneration of the Holy Cross. Chaired the Council of Tours in 567. Worked to rebuild Tours after a massively destructive fire. Founded several parishes in his diocese.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Euphronius of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 October 2017. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Eustochius of Tours

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Bishop of Tours, France in 444.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eustochius of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2017. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Perpetuus of Tours

Saint Perpetuus of ToursAlso known as

  • Perpet
  • Perpetue
  • Perpetuo

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Related to Saint Eustachius of Tours and Saint Volusianus of Tours. Bishop of Tours, France for 30 years. Restored ecclesiastical discipline in his suffragan dioceses to the point that unworthy priests were removed from service. Built churches and monasteries.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Perpetuus of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 June 2018. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Brice of Tours

detail of a painting of Saint Brice, 1773, artist unknown; church of Saint-Médard, Boersch, Bas-Rhine, Alsace, France; photographed in 2014 by Ralph Hammann; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Briccius
  • Brictius
  • Britius
  • Brixius

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An orphan rescued by Saint Martin of Tours, and raised by Martin‘s clerics. Though ostensibly a spiritual student of Saint Martin, Brice became so wild, wicked, proud, ungrateful, and disorderly that some thought him possessed by a demon! He became a priest, but was a vain, ambitious one with contempt for Martin. Many advised Martin to kick him out, but Saint Martin said that if Jesus could deal with Judas, he could deal with Brice.

On Martin‘s death in 397, Brice was designated to succeed him as bishop of Tours, France. However, the people of the diocese revolted, substituted a priest named Justinian, and Brice left town to avoid a stoning.

Justinan held the see for over 30 years, during which Brice came to his senses, and began to lead a pious and admirable life. Formal ecclesiastical investigations cleared him of wrong doing, and he had the support of Pope Saint Zosimus. When Justinian died c.430, Brice returned to Tours to claim his seat. The locals, however, remembered him and his past, and ran him out of town again, taking a priest names Armentius as bishop.

When Armentius died in 437, Brice returned to Tours again to claim his proper place, this time preceded by the news of having led a better life during his 40 years of exile. He was allowed to stay, governed his diocese until his death, and his conversion had been so true and obvious that even his parishioners immediately proclaimed him a saint.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Brice of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 May 2018. Web. 17 November 2018. <>

Saint Gregory of Tours

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Gregory of Tours, date and artist unknown; Church of Saint Sebastian, Soultzmatt, France; phogoraphed on 14 March 2009 by Bernard Chenal; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • George Florentius

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Born to the Gallic nobility; great-nephew of Saint Eustadius. Friend of Saint Magnericus and Saint Senoch. While on pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Martin of Tours, his obvious piety led to his being chosen bishop of Tours, France in 573, taking the name Gregory on his ordination. An excellent bishop for 20 years; Pope Saint Gregory the Great thought highly of him. Historian and writer; his works are our best historical source for the Merovingian period.

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  • 594 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gregory of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2018. Web. 17 November 2018. <>