ST. DONATIAN, C. BISHOP OF RHEIMS, AND PATRON OF
HE was the seventh bishop of Rheims, and died
about the year 389. Charles the Bald having bestowed the relics of
this saint on Baldwin, whom he had created earl of Flanders, to hold
of him that rich province as a fief, in 863 the earl deposited them
in the church of Bruges, which, thereupon, took the title of St.
Donatian’s, being before called our Lady’s. It was made a
bishop’s cathedral in 1559. See Flodoard, in Hist. Rhem.;
Marlot, Hist. de Rheims, c. 1; Ant. Sanders Hagiogr. Flandr. p. 133.
Molan. et Miræus.