Aquilinus, St

Aquilinus, St.

was born at Bayeux about 620. He' served in the army under Clovis II; and, although married, observed continence with his wife. About 653 he was made bishop of Evreux; after which he entirely devoted himself to the good of his people, and lived in a cell close to his cathedral church, practicing the greatest austerities. In 688 he attended the Council of Rouen, under St. Ansbertus. Towards the close of his life he labored under loss of sight, an affliction which he is said to have demanded in prayer. He died in 695, having ruled his Church forty-two years. His festival is marked on Oct. 19 in the Roman martyrology; but the Church of Evreux commemorates him on Feb. 15. See Baillet, Oct. 19.

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