ST. SYRA, V.
SHE was sister to St. Fiacre, fired by whose
example she left all to follow Christ. To make this sacrifice more
entire she sailed from Ireland, her native country, and going after
her brother into France, addressed herself to his patron and
protector, St. Faro, bishop of Meaux. That holy prelate recommended
her to his sister Fara, abbess in Brie. Syra, under so eminent a
directress, became a perfect pattern of humility, meekness, charity,
and devotion. From her cell she was translated into paradise in the
seventh century, and is honored at Troyes and in some parts of
Ireland on the 8th of June, and at Meaux on the 23d of October. See
Saussaye, and Colgan in MSS.