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Christian Saints

St. Giles

        St. Giles was a Benedictine abbot, born in Athens, he came to Rome and then retired into a forest in southern France. He lived there as a hermit, feeding on milk of a tamed doe. One day a hunting king wounded them both and to repent his sin he built a monastery in which St. Giles became an abbot. St. Giles was very influential in his time, giving advice to popes and kings. The abbey of St. Giles was also an important port for boats from France to the Holy Land.

Recommended reading:
Lives of the Saints: From Mary and Francis of Assisi to John XXIII and Mother Teresa by Richard McBrien (Author). Harper SanFrancisco, 2001.

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