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Feastday: May 10
Patron of Berry, France, Bourges, France, for rain, rape victims, shepherds
Death: 880

St. Solange d. 880, Born of a poor family of vineyard workers near Bourges, France, she became a shepherdess whose beauty attracted the lustful attention of a noble in Poitiers. He kidnapped her, but when she leaped from the horse on which he was carrying her off, he pursued and killed her. The sources of the story are questionable, however.  Feastday is May 10.


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