Remigius of Lyons, St.
REMIGIUS OF LYONS, ST.
Archbishop of Lyons; d. Lyons, France, Oct. 28,875. He was chaplain of the Emperor lothair i and of King Charles II, and became archbishop of Lyons in 852. His episcopacy was marked by lengthy involvement in controversies with civil authorities over church property and with ecclesiastical authorities over doctrinal issues. Remigius was particularly active in the predestination issue, and it is in that connection that his name is most frequently mentioned. Though not sympathetic to the theories of gottschalk, Remigius opposed also Gottschalk's famous adversary, Abp. hincmar of reims, for he felt that neither writer had done full justice to the thought of St. augustine on the subject. Remigius, something of a reformer, took an active part in the Councils of Valence (855), Langres and Savonnières (859), and Thuzey (860). The authenticity of the works ascribed to Remigius has been seriously doubted. In 1287 his relics were translated to the cathedral in Lyons.
Feast: Oct. 29.
Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum Oct. 12:678–699. b. lavaud, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, ed. a. vacant et al., 15 v. (Paris 1903–50; Tables générals 1951–) 12:2901–35. h. peltier, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, ed. a. vacant et al., 15 v. (Paris 1903–50; Tables générals 1951–) 13:2379. É. brouette, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner, 10v. (2d, new ed. Freiburg 1957–65) 8:1225–26.
[j. f. fahey]