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Feastday: November 1
Patron of comic actors, jesters, and clowns, as well as the patron saint of sailors (in Brittany), of tinmen (in Paris) and of plumbers; invoked against mental illness and infertility.
Death: ~300

Evangelist and confessor, sometimes called Maturinus. He was born in a pagan family at Larchant, France. Baptized at age twelve, he was ordained a priest by St. Polycarp. A successful missionary, Mathurin was also an exorcist. He died in Rome.

 


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