Book of Saints – Goar

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(Saint) (July 6) (6th century) Born in Aquitaine in France and there ordained priest, Saint Goar embraced the life of a hermit, at a spot on the banks of the Rhine, which still bears his name. His life was austere, and he was accustomed after his Mass to recite daily the whole Psalter. His cell became during his lifetime the resort of numberless pilgrims. Many wonderful things are related of him. One among them is to the effect that the tongue of a baby of three days old bore witness to his innocence when falsely accused before his Bishop. He died A.D. 575, and in memory of him Charlemagne built a stately church over his humble grave.

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  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Goar”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 July 2013. Web. 21 August 2014. <>