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St. Nazarius

Fourteenth abbot of the monastery of Lérins, probably sometime during the reign of the Merovingian Clotaire II, 584-629. He successfully attacked the remnants of heathendom on the southern coast of France, overthrew a sanctuary of Venus near Cannes, and founded on its site a convent for women, which was destroyed by the Saracens in the eighth century. His name is inscribed on the calendar of saints of the French Church, on 18 November.

Sources

Dict. of Christ. Biog., s.v.; Gallia Christiana, ed. PIOLIN, III (Paris, 1876), 1193.

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APA citation. Kirsch, J.P. (1911). St. Nazarius. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10727b.htm

MLA citation. Kirsch, Johann Peter. "St. Nazarius." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 10. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10727b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Thomas M. Barrett. St. Nazarius, pray for us.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1911. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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