ST. VINCENT, MARTYR IN AGENOIS
HE was a Levite, that is, probably a deacon, and
preached the faith in Gaul in the second or third century. Being
seized by the pagans at Agen, he was condemned by the governor to be
laid flat on the floor with his body stretched out and fixed on the
ground by four pointed stakes; in that posture, he was most cruelly
scourged and afterwards beheaded. St. Gregory of Tours and Fortunatus
of Poitiers testify, that in the sixth and seventh centuries many
flocked from all parts of Europe to Agen in pilgrimages to his tomb.
See St. Gregory of Tours, Hist. Francor.1. 7, c. 35, and1. de Glor
Mart., c. 105, Mart. Rom. June 9.