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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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