Kilian of Aubigny, St.

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Irish hermit in France; d. 670. Little is known of the career of Kilian (originally Chillen). He is said to have been returning from a pilgrimage to Rome when he met St. faro, bishop of Meaux, who found him a site for a hermitage at Aubigny near Arras. Here Kilian spent the rest of his life and was later venerated as a saint. St. Faro was also responsible for settling the Irish St. fiacre in the same part of France.

Feast: Nov. 13.

Bibliography: j. f. kenney, The Sources for the Early History of Ireland: v.1, Ecclesiastical (New York 1929) 1:492493. l. gougaud, Les Saints irlandais hors d'Irlande (Louvain 1936). a. butler, The Lives of the Saints, rev. ed. h. thurston and d. attwater, 4 v. (New York 1956) 4:330331. t. Ó fiaich, Gaelscrinte i gCein (Dublin 1960) 5253.

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