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ST. VUIGAN, C. TITULAR SAINT OF THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH, AND PATRON OF THE TOWN OF LENS, IN ARTOIS

HE was an Irishman, (or, according to his manuscript life kept at Lens, an Englishman or Briton,) who preached the faith some time in those parts, and died in a cell not far from the abbey of St. Vedast at Arras, soon after it was erected in the seventh century. Colgan calls him a bishop, and places his death about the beginning of the eighth century. A portion of his relics is kept in the abbey of Liesse, brought from Lens. See Basseur, Thes. reliq. Hannoni, p. 163. Also Mirus, Fasti Belgici, p. 647; Colgan, Act. SS. Hib. p. 377, n. 5, Molanus, &c.










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