Benedictine; d. c. 691. He was a disciple of St. amandus, the Apostle of the Belgians, by whom he was summoned to come from the Abbey of Elnon to serve as abbot over the monks of the double monastery of Marchiennes, near Douai. The nuns of this house were governed by St. Rictrudis.
Feast: Aug. 1.
Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum, Aug. 1:70–75. j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris 1935–56) 8:12. Miraculum, ed. e. sackur, in Neues Archiv der Gesellschaft für ältere deutsche Geschichtskunde 15 (1890) 448–452. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige, 4 v. (Metten 1933–38) 2:523–525.
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