Austregisilus (Austrille, or Outrille),St

Austregisilus (Austrille, or Outrille),St.

bishop of Bourges, was born at that place, Nov. 29, 551. In his youth he was received into the house of king Gontram, who conceived a great liking for him, and he received :the name Mapparius. .While there, a man falsely accused him of a fault which he. had. himself committed; and, as no other means of arriving at the truth could be found, the king ordered them to decide the question by single combat. While Austregisilus waited for. his enemy on the field, news came to him that the latter had been killed by a fall from his horse. In gratitude to God for this deliverance, Austregisilus resolved to withdraw from court, and repaired to Aunairius, bishop of Auxerre, who brought him up in his Church. He was afterwards ordained priest by Etherius, bishop of Lyons, who also made him abbot of St. Nizier. After twenty years spent in the. discharge of this office, and in fasting, prayers, and. mortification, he was made bishop of Bourges, Feb. 15, 612, and governed his diocese with piety and wisdom for twelve years. He died May 20, 624, on which day he is commemorated. See Baillet, May 20.

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