ST. CUCUFAS, M. IN SPAIN
AT Barcelona he is called St. Cougat, at Ruel,
near Paris, St. Quiquenfat, in some other parts of France St.
Guinefort. He was a native of Scillite in Africa, and one of the
first families of that country. To escape the persecution raised by
Dioclesian, he retired with St. Felix into Mauritania, and afterward
into Spain. He was no sooner landed at Barcelona but he was
apprehended, and confessing his faith before Dacian, the cruel
governor, was condemned by him, after suffering many torments, to
lose his head, in 304. His companion, Felix, received a like crown
soon after him in Gironne. The relics of St. Cucufas were brought
into France in 777, and deposited in the abbey of St. Denys, near
Paris, in 835, where they still remain with due honor. See
Prudentius, hymn 4, the new Paris Breviary on this day, the Roman
Martyrology, and Bosch the Bollandist, t. 6, Jul. p. 169. See also
Chatelain, Notes sur le Martyr. Fevr. 16, p. 656.