century, ofEnd of Article: SAINT FIACRE (Celt. Fiachra)
See also:noble Irish descent . We have no information concerning his
See also:life in his native
See also:country . His Acta, which have scarcely any
See also:historical value, relate that he
See also:Ireland, and came to France with his companions . He approached . St
See also:Faro, the
See also:bishop of
See also:Meaux, to whom he made known his
See also:desire to live a life of solitude in the
See also:forest . St Faro assigned him a spot called Prodilus (Brodolium), the
See also:modern Breuil, in the province of Brie . There St
See also:Fiacre built a monastery in
See also:honour of the
See also:Holy Virgin, and to it added a small
See also:house for guests, to which he himself withdrew . Here he received St Chillen ( ? Killian), who was returning from a pilgrimage to Rome, and here he remained until his
See also:death, having acquired a
See also:great reputation for miracles . His remains rested for a long
See also:time in the place which he had sanctified . In 1568, at the time of the religious troubles, they were transferred to the
See also:cathedral of Meaux, where his
See also:shrine may still be seen in the sacristy . Various
See also:relics of St Fiacre were given to princes and great personages .
His festival is celebrated on the 3oth of
See also:August . He is the
See also:patron of Brie, and gardeners invoke him as their
See also:protector . French
See also:hackney-coaches received the name of fiacre from the Hotel St Fiacre, in the rue St
See also:Paris, where one Sauvage, who was the first to provide cabs for hire, kept his vehicles . See Acta Sanctorum, Augusti vi . 598-620; J . O'Hanlon, Lives of the Irish
See also:Saints, viii . 421-447 (
See also:Dublin, 1875–1904); J . C . O'
See also:Meagher, "
See also:Saint Fiacre de la Brie," in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 3rd series, ii . 173-176 . (H .
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