Cot (or Cotus), Saint

Cot (or Cotus), Saint an early martyr, was a friend of St. Priscus, and when the latter was beheaded, by order of the emperor Aurelian, Cot seized the head and ran into the forest. Being pursued by the Roman soldiers, he was overtaken and beheaded, in 273. It Is said that his body was preserved in the Church of St. Priscus, from which place John Baillet, bishop of Auxerre, exhumed it, November 19, 1480, and exposed it for public veneration. According to the Bibliotheque Sacree, little is known definitely of this man, vet his remains may be seen at Notre Dame, and his festival is celebrated with that of St. Priscus, May 26. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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