Basolus (or Basiolus) St

Basolus (Or Basiolus) St., was a hermit, born in the 6th century, in the Limousin, who, resolving to quit the world, went to Rheims to visit and consult Gilles, the bishop of that see. In A.D. 575 he entered the Monastery of Verzy, and was regarded by the abbot Dromer and the other monks as a model of perfection; but, in order to attain to a higher state, he resolved to betake himself to perfect solitude, and in 580 retired to a neighboring mountain, where he constructed a chapel and a cell, which he occupied for forty years, and died Nov. 26, about 620 (or 625). The Roman martyrology commemorates him on Nov. 26. Usuardus, who lived in the 9th century, speaks of his day as Oct. 15, the day of his translation by Hincmar of Rheims.

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