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Among them was Litomeris, a native of Tours who suffered from an attack of quartan fever. After taking candles from his lodging he went with only one servant and approached the spot. He prayed, held the burning candles in his hand for the entire night, and celebrated vigils. 21. St Saturninus had been an early martyr at Toulouse [GM47]. 1-2, ed. C. Halm, CSEL 1 (1866). 181-2, and trans. A. Roberts, NPNF 2nd series, 1 1 (reprinted 1973), 38. Gregory also included other stories about this ‘mystical fre’ [GC 37-81.

One of the Goths drew his sword to cut off the abbot’s head, but he fell over backwards and exhaled his spirit. As soon as the other Goths saw this, they were terrified with fear and fled. ” 16 The location of this oratory is uncertain: see Vieillard-Troiekouroff(1976). 356. 61: see Beck (1950), 52-3, and Rich6 (1976), 282-5. 461. 381. 281. In fact, it is more likely that this revolt marked a reaction against Leovigild’s attempts to impose a dominant centralized monarchy and that Hermenegildconverted only after the outbreak of the rebellion: see Collins (1980) and (1983), 45-53.

In the seventh century his name was corrupted into Austremonius; for the later hagiography about him, see Foumier (1979). Cautinus served as bishop of Clermont from 551, when he had succeeded Gregory’s uncle Gallus, until 571; so Gregory perhaps heard this story while he was growing up in Clermont. Since most bishops and clerics had supported a priest named Cat0 to succeed Gallus, Cautinus’ TRANSLATION 25 30. The man who received blessed bread from a priest There is great favor if the priesthood is properly respected in behavior.

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