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.