SAINT MUMMOLIN, OR MOMMOLIN, BISHOP OF NOYON, C.
HE was a native of the territory of Constance, and became a monk at Luxeu. He was sent with Ebertran and Bertin to St. Omer, and was appointed superior rather than abbot, while they lived about eight years in their first habitation called the Old Monastery, or St. Mummolin’s. He removed with them to the New Monastery of St. Peter’s, or Sithiu, now St. Bertin’s. Upon the death of St. Eligius, in 659, or 665, he was consecrated bishop of Noyon and Tournay, and constituted Ebertran abbot of the monastery of St. Quintin’s, which he erected in that town not far from the ruins of Vermandis. This abbey is long since secularized, and is a famous collegiate church. Folcard tells us in his life of St. Omer, that St. Mummolin governed that extensive see twenty-six years. His name occurs in the subscriptions to the Testament of St. Amand, and to several charters of that age. His body was interred in the church of the apostles, and is now richly enshrined in the cathedral of Noyon, but part of his skull at St. Bertin’s. He is honored in all these dioceses on the 16th of October. See Mabill. Ann. Ben. t. 1, p. 529; Gall. Chr. nov. t. 9, p. 984; Molanus ad 16 Octobris; his ancient MS. life in St. Bertin’s library, and De Witte, in Vit. Sanctor Sithiensium.
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