FIACRIUS (FIACRE, FIAKER, FEFVRE) (Saint) (August 30) (6th century) Claimed by both the Scots and Irish as their countryman, he crossed to Gaul early in the sixth century, and being kindly received by Saint Faro, Bishop of Meaux, he thenceforth lived the life of an anchoret in a neighbouring forest. His cell, to approach which, however, was strictly forbidden to women, soon became a place of pilgrimage, and in life as after death, he worked many miracles. He is especially noted for his charity and helpfulness to the poor. He passed away about A.D. 670. As Patron of gardeners, he is often represented carrying a shovel. The Paris cabs took the name of “fiacres” from having been started from a house with a statue of this Saint over the door.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Fiacrius”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 February 2013. Web. 31 October 2014. <>