FELIX , ofValois (1127-r212), one of the founders of the monastic
See also:order of
See also:Trinitarians or Redemptionists, was
See also:born in the
See also:district of Valois, France, on the 19th of
See also:April 1127 . In early manhood he became a
See also:hermit in the
See also:forest of Galeresse, where he remained till his sixty-first
See also:year, when his
See also:Jean de Matha (116o-1213) suggested to him the idea of establishing an order of monks who should devote their lives to the redemption of Christiancaptives from the
See also:Saracens . They journeyed to Rome about the end of 1197, obtained the sanction of the
See also:pope, and on their return to France founded the monastery of Cerfroi in
See also:Picardy . Felix remained to govern and propagate the order, while Jean de Matha superintended the
See also:foreign journeys . A subordinate
See also:establishment was also founded by Felix in
See also:Paris near a
See also:chapel dedicated to St Mathurin, on which account his monks were also called St Mathurins . He died at Cerfroi on the 4th of
See also:November 1212, and was canonized .
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