Bonitus (or Bonus) Saint

Bonitus (Or Bonus) Saint (commonly St. Bonet), was born in France about 624. He became referendary or chancellor to Sigebertus III, king of Austrasia. Theodoric III in 680 made him governor of Marseilles, and nine years afterwards, on the death of his brother, St. Avitus, bishop of Clermont, he was elevated to that see. After ten years, scruples having insinuated themselves into his mind whether or not his election had been perfectly canonical, he resigned his see, and, after living for four years a penitential life in the abbey of Manlieu, died at Lyons, Jan. 15, 710,, being eighty-six years of age. — See Butler, Jan. 15; Baillet, Jan. 15; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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