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Feastday: June 21

Patron of the City of Barbastro and Roman Catholic Diocese of Barbastro-Monzón

Death: 1126


Augustinian bishop. Born at Durban, France, he entered the Augustinians and in 1104 was appointed bishop of Barbastro, Aragon, Spain. He is venerated as the patron saint of Barbastro.


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