Clarus, St.

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CLARUS, ST.

Abbot; b. near Vienne, in Dauphiné, France, beginning of the seventh century; d. c. 660. He became a monk at Saint-Ferréol, then abbot of Saint-Marcel (c. 625). His virtues gained for him the admiration of Cadeoldus, bishop of Vienne, who charged him with the spiritual direction of the hermits at Sainte-Blandine. The ancient cult of Clarus was confirmed by pius x in 1903. He is the patron saint of tailors.

Feast: Jan. 1.

Bibliography: Bibliotheca hagiograpica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis (Brussels 18981901) 1:1825. m. blanc, Vie et le culte de s. Claire, 2 v. (Toulon 1898). j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienhereux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris 193556) 1:15. r. aigrain, Catholicisme 2:1160. w. bÖhne, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner (Freiburg 195765) 2:1216. r. van doren, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques, ed. a. baudrillart et al. (Paris 1912) 12:1030.

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