Faro (or Burgundofaro), Saint

Faro (or Burgundofaro), Saint was born in Burgundy about 592, being the son of Agneric, one of the principal officers of Theodebert, king of Austrasia, and was educated at the court of that prince. In 613 he went over to Clotaire II, by whom he was highly esteemed. He then renounced the world, with the consent of his wife Blidechilde, received the clerical tonsure in Meaux, and was elected bishop of that city in 627. He administered his diocese with great zeal, died in 672, and was buried in the abbey of Sainte-Croix, near Meaux. He is commemorated October 28. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Smith, Dict. of Christ. Biog. s.v.

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