ST. BRICE, B. C.
HE was a native of Tours, and a monk under St.
Martin, whose patience he exercised by his sloth and pride. That
saint foretold his remarkable conversion, and that he should be his
successor in the see of Tours, which accordingly happened in 339.
Upon slanders spread to his disadvantage he was expelled the city by
the people, and lived many years an exile at Rome. By holy patience
he triumphed over malice; and being restored to his see, governed it
with great sanctity to his happy death, in 444. His name was held in
particular veneration in France and England, and maintains its place
in the calendar of the English Protestants. See St. Gregory of Tours,
Hist.1. 10, c. 31; Fortunatus, Bede, Ado, and Usuard, on the 13th of