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Feastday: November 6
Patron of political prisoners, imprisoned people, prisoners of war, and captives, women in labour, as well as horses
Death: 559

Hermit-abbot, a convert of St. Remigius. He was a French courtier offered a bishopric, but became a recluse at Micy, France. He then lived at Limoges, France, and he was given land by the royal court on which he founded Noblac Abbey, later called Saint-Leonard. He is a patron of Women in labor and prisoners of war.


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