Basinus ST., a French prelate, was born in Lorraine. He entered the Monastery of St. Maximinus at Treves, where he made such advance in Christian perfection and holiness that, upon the death of Herwinus, the monks elected him abbot of their communitv. Subsequently, about A.D. 670, when the see of Treves became vacant by the death of St. Numerianus (or his successor), Basinus was compelled to fill it. As archbishop of Treves, he relaxed nothing of his former strictness in discipline or morality. After filling the see for twenty-two years, he resigned his office, and St. Ludwinus, his favorite nephew, succeeded him. The remainder of his days he employed in preparing for his death, which happened towards the end of the year 700. His festival is marked March 4. See Baillet, vol. i.