Avitus (St) Abbot of Chateaudun

Avitus (St.) Abbot OF Chateaudun.

If this Avitus was not the same with the last, which Le Cointe asserts, there were two of the same name, monks of Micy (under the rule of St. Maximinus), whence this Avitus retired with St. Calais to Chateaudun, in the diocese of Chartres, where he built a monastery and ruled it as abbot until his death, in 530. A strong testimony in favor of the opinion that there was but one Avitus is that of Lethaldus, a learned monk of Micy, who states that the abbot Avitus, shortly after his election, left the abbey to go and form another community in the Dunois. See Baillet, June 17; Henschenius, Acts of St. Avitus.

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