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Deicolus of Lure, St.

DEICOLUS OF LURE, ST.

One of the famous Irish peregrini minores; d. c. 625. Deicolus (Deel, Deicola, Delle, Deille, Desle, or the Irish, Dichul) accompanied columban to luxeuil in France. When Columban was expelled in 610, Deicolus went with him but became too ill to continue. He built a hermitage in the vale of Orignon in the Vosges mountains in Burgundy, and in time he was joined by others. This became the great Abbey of Lure (later united to murbach), and a monk of this abbey wrote his life some 300 years after Deicolus died at an advanced age.

Feast: Jan. 18.

Bibliography: j. colgan, Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae, ed. b. jennings (Louvain 1645; repr. Dublin 1948) 115127. Acta Sanctae Sedis Jan. 2:564574. Monumenta Germaniae Historica: Scriptores 15.2:674682. l. besson, Mémoire historique sur l'abbaye et la ville de Lure (Besançon 1846). w. wattenbach, Deutschlands Geschichtsquelen im Mittelalter bis zur Mitte des 13. Jh. (Stuttgart-Berlin 1904) 1:116, n. 2. j. f. kenney, The Sources for the Early History of Ireland, v. 1: Ecclesiastical (New York 1929) 208. l. gougaud, Gaelic Pioneers of Christianity, tr. v. collins (Dublin 1923) 134135. j. m. b. clauss, Die Heiligen des Elsass (Düsseldorf 1935). j. girardot, La Vie de saint Desle (Lure 1946). r. aigrain, Catholicisme 3:545546.

[r. t. meyer]

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