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Feastday: January 16

Patron against drought; against misfortune; against rain; for rain

Birth: 350

Death: 429


Archbishop of Aries, France. He was born in Lorraine to a Roman consular family. After becoming a Christian, Honoratus studied monasticism in Greece with his brother Venantius and St. Caprosius. Returning to France, he founded Lerins Abbey about 400, and in 426 was forced to become archbishop of Arles.

 


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