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Wulflaicus, St.

WULFLAICUS, ST.

Also known as Vulfilaic, Wulphy, Walfroy; d. c. 594. gregory of tours, who met him c. 585, described him as a holy hermit living near Yvois (Carignan near Sedan). Of Lombard stock, he came under the influence of (St.) aredius of attane. After a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. martin of tours, he became the saint's ardent disciple. He built a hermitage near Yvois and won the inhabitants from the worship of Diana to Christianity, reportedly working miracles for them through the intercession of St. Martin. The neighboring bishops cut short his attempt to do penance on a pillar in the manner of St. Simon stylites. On July 7, 979, his relics were translated to Yvois. He should probably not be identified with Waltfrid (also Walfroy) in the calendar of Trier.

Feast: Oct. 21.

Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum (Paris 1863) 2:478481. gregory of tours, Historia Francorum, ed. w. arndt, Monumenta Germania Historica: Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum ; Eng. The History of the Franks, tr. o. m. dalton, 2 v. (Oxford 1927). j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes, ed. by the Benedictines of Paris (Paris 193556) 10:721725. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige (Metten 193338) 2:417; 3:207. a. zimmermann, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. m. buchberger (Freiburg 193038) 10:979.

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