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Domnolus of le Mans, St.


Abbot, bishop; d. Dec. 1, 581. He was at first abbot of Saint-Laurent in Paris. Having declined the bishopric of Avignon he was later (559) appointed bishop of Le Mans. In 567 he attended the Synod of Tours. He built several churches and a hospice for pilgrims on the Sarthe River. gregory of tours (Historia Francorum 6.9;9.39) relates that Domnolus was a saintly man who worked many miracles.

Feast: May 16.

Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum May 3:600609. a. poncelet, Analecta Bollandiana 24 (1905) 515516. j.l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris 19351936), 5:326. a. butler, The Lives of the Saints (New York 1956), 2:329. l. celier, "Les Anciennes vies de Domnole," Revue Historique et Archéologique du Maine 55 (1904) 375391. l. duchesne, Fastes épiscopaux de l'ancienne Gaule, 3 v. (2d. ed. Paris 190715) 2:333334. r. aigrain, Catholicisme 3:101213.

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