Confessor (c. 656-728), apostle of the Ardennes, and first Bishop of Liege, died Tervueren, Brabant.
Son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine, he was educated at the Neustrian court, and married the daughter of Dagobert, Count of Louvain.
While hunting one Good Friday he was converted from his worldly life on beholding a miraculous crucifix bet,veen the antlers of a stag.
Placing himself under the direction of Saint Lambert, Bishop of Maastricht, after the death of his wife, he distributed his wealth to the poor and became a priest.
Succeeding Saint Lambert he transferred his see to Liege and spent his life in extirpating idolatry.
He wall widely venerated in the Middle Ages and many military orders were named after him.
Patron of hunters, and healer of hydrophobia.
Relics elevated at Liege, transferred to Amdain monastery, dispersed by the Huguenots, 1568.
Feast, 3 November.
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