Avitus (St) Third Abbot of Micy

Avitus (St.) Third Abbot Of Micy, or St. Mesmin, near Orleans, was the son of a laborer of Beausse. He was received into the abbey of Micy, and appeared so meek and simple that many of the monks thought him deficient in intellect. The wish to follow more completely a religious life led him to retire into solitude, whence he was recalled by Maximinus, abbot of Micy, and succeeded him about 520. He gave much valuable advice to Clodomir, the son of-Clovis, and warned him that if he killed Sigismund, king of Burgundy, he would not long survive him, which prediction was justified by the event. See Baillet, June 17.

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