ST. ILLIDIUS, B. C.
ILLIDIUS, called in French Allyre, was the fourth
bishop of Clermont in Auvergne, from St. Austremonius, and flourished
in the fourth century. His great sanctity is extolled by St. Gregory
of Tours. He died about the year 385, on the 5th of June, on which
his festival is kept in his diocese and titular abbey, though his
name occurs in the Roman Martyrology on the 7th of July. His relics
are kept with singular veneration in the ancient Benedictin abbey in
the suburb of Clermont,‡ which bears his name, is of the
congregation of St. Maur, and enjoys the privilege of having a
regular abbot. See St. Gregory of Tours.1. 1, c. 40; Branche, Vies
des SS. d’Auvergne,1. 2; Savaron, Origin., Clarom., &c.