Saint Portianus of Miranda
- 24 November
He ran from his masters, and sought refuge in Miaranda monastery, Auvergne, France.
He became a monk there, and later abbot.
At one point he demanded that the Merovingian king, Thierry of Austrasia, release his Auvergnate prisoners; Portianus was so influential, the king agreed.
- 533 of natural causes
monk breaking a cup from which a snake escapes - the snake represents poison, and sometimes leads to Portianus' confusion with Saint Benedict;
monk surrounded by prisoners
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