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Other Names:
Fiachra, Fiakrius, Fiacrio, Fiachrius, Fevre
Country:
Ireland
Date of Birth:
7th century
Date of Death:
670
Feast Day:
September 1 (Ireland), August 18 (others)

Saint Fiacre developed his own hermitage, where he tended a beautiful garden and built a hospice for those who wish to visit.

Humble living dedicated to God and others encapsulate his meaningful life.

from Wikipedia

Saint Fiacre (Irish: Fiachra; Latin: Fiachrius; Italian: Fiacrio, French: Fiacre, Fèfre, Fèvre, German: Fiakrius) was born in Ireland at the end of the 6th century. Fiachra is an ancient pre-Christian name from Ireland. The meaning is uncertain, but the name may mean "battle king",[1] or it may be a derivative of the word fiach "raven".[3] The name can be found in ancient Irish folklore and stories such as the Children of Lir.

He was better known in France, where he built a hospice for travelers in what is now Saint-Fiacre, Seine-et-Marne.

Fiacre lived in a hermitage in County Kilkenny.[4] His unwanted fame as one skilled with herbs, a healer and holy man, caused disciples to flock to him. Seeking greater solitude, he left his native land and sought refuge in France, at Meaux.[4]

He approached St Faro, the Bishop of Meaux, to whom he made known his desire to live a life of solitude in the forest. St Faro assigned him a spot called Prodilus (Brodoluim), the modern Breuil, in the province of Brie.[5] Here Fiacre built an oratory in honor of the Virgin Mary, a hospice in which he received strangers, and a cell in which he himself lived apart. He lived a life of great mortification, in prayer, fast, vigil, and the manual labor of the garden. He died on 18 August 670.