See also:confessor whose
See also:death is commemorated on the '16th of
See also:August; he is specially invoked against the plague . According to his Acta, he was
See also:born at
See also:Montpellier, France, about 1295 . He early began to manifest strict
See also:asceticism and
See also:great devoutness, and on the death of his parents in his twentieth
See also:year he gave all his substance to the poor . Coming to Italy during an epidemic of plague, he was very diligent in tending the sick in the public hospitals at Aquapendente,
See also:Cesena and Rome, and effected many miraculous
See also:cures byprayer and
See also:simple contact . After similar ministries at
See also:Piacenza he himself fell
See also:ill . He was expelled from the
See also:town; and with-drew into the
See also:forest, where he would have perished had not a
See also:dog belonging to a nobleman named Gothardus supplied hint with
See also:bread . On his return to Montpellier he was arrested as a
See also:spy and, thrown into prison, where he died on the 16th of August 1327, having previously obtained from
See also:God this favour —that all plague-stricken persons invoking him should be healed . His cult spread through Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and Italy . A magnificent
See also:temple was raised to him at Venice, where his
See also:body is believed to lie, and numerous brotherhoods have been instituted in his
See also:honour . He is usually represented in the garb of a
See also:pilgrim, with a
See also:wound in his thigh, and with a dog near him carrying a
See also:loaf in its mouth . See Acta sanctorum, August, iii: 380-415;
See also:Charles Cahier
See also:Les Caracteristiques
See also:saints (
See also:Paris . 1867) pp .
216-217 . (H .
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