Eustace of Luxeuil
- "Saint Eustasius" is also the name of a bishop of Aosta.
|Saint Eustace of Luxeuil|
|Roman Catholic Church|
Saint Eustace of Luxeuil (c. 560 – c. 629), also known as Eustasius, was the second abbot of Luxeuil from 611. He succeeded his teacher Saint Columbanus, to whom he had been a favourite disciple and monk. He had been the head of the monastic school.
During his abbacy, the monastery contained about 600 monks and was a well-known seminary that produced both bishops and saints. Eustace was noted for his humility, continual prayer, and fasting. During his administration, as well as during the rule of his successor Saint Waldebert, Luxeuil acquired a high reputation for learning.
His feast day is March 29.
- Saint of the Day, March 29: Eustace of Luxeuil at SaintPatrickDC.org
- St. Eustace at the Catholic Encyclopedia
- (German) Biografie der Diözesanbibliothek Münster
- Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz (1975). "Eustasius, zweiter Abt von Luxeuil". In Bautz, Friedrich Wilhelm. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 1. Hamm: Bautz. cols. 1569–1570. ISBN 3-88309-013-1.
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