Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saint Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne

Memorial

* 20 December

Profile

Friend of Saint Columbanus. Missionary to Switzerland. Built a monastery at Saint Ursanne in the Swiss Juras, and served as its abbot. He could not bear wine nor those who served it to him. Venerated at Basel, Switzerland; Besancon, France; and Mainz, Germany.

Born

* Irish

Died

* c.625

Canonized

* Pre-Congregation

Patronage

* against stiff neck

Representation

* abbot with three lilies in his hand
* abbot holding a book and fleur-de-lys, surrounded by fleur-de-lys

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