Contextus (Contestus, Contestius, or Contessus), Saint

Contextus (Contestus, Contestius, or Contessus), Saint an early Christian prelate, is said to have been born near Bayeux, in Gaul, and to have been pious from early youth. He preached so zealously against the prevalent vices as to be subject not only to popular dislike, but to Satanic temptations; but persevered, and in advanced age was made bishop of Bayeux, A.D. cir. 480-513. He is famed for his virtues and good deeds, and his body was translated to Fiscannum (Fecamnp). His festival is on January 19.

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