Mansuetus (bishop of Toul)

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Mansuetus
Bishop of Toul
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Church Catholic Church
Appointed 365
Term ended 375
Successor Amon
Sainthood
Feast day September 3
Venerated in Catholic Church

Saint Mansuetus (French: Mansuy) (died 375) was the first Bishop of Toul. He is thought to be of Irish or Scottish origin. After religious studies in Rome, he was sent by Pope Damasus I to evangelize Gaul, becoming the first bishop of Toul in 365.

Veneration[edit]

According to the Vita Sancti Gerardi, Bishop St. Gerard I of Toul (r. 963–994) had the relics of both Mansuetus and Aprus brought into Toul and placed in the church of St. John the Baptist while he was ill.[1]

His feast day is celebrated on September 3.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Karl Leyser, Timothy Reuter, Warriors and Churchmen in the High Middle Ages: Essays Presented to Karl Leyser (Continuum International Publishing Group: 1992), 56.