Venantius of Tours, St.

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B. near Bourges; d. Tours, 5th century. gregory of tours (Vitae patrum 16; De gloria confess. 15) outlined his life. Venantius, renouncing marriage, left Bourges. In tours he was admitted to the monastery of the Abbot Silvius. On the death of Silvius, Venantius was elected abbot and led the monks in a life of discipline and prayer. He is credited with miracles during his life and after his death. His tomb is in the church of the monastery of St. Venantius near the basilica of St. martin of tours. St. Venantius is invoked against fevers.

Feast: Oct. 13.

Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum Oct. 6:211221. Gallia Christiana 14:187188. h. leclercq, Dictionnaire d'archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie, ed. f. cabrol, h. leclercq, and h. i. marrou15.2:2665.

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