Mesmin

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Saint Mesmin [Maximin]
Died ~520 AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 15 December

Saint Mesmin (Maximin, Maximinus) (died ca. 520 AD) is a French saint associated with the Bishopric of Orléans. He provided direction to Leonard of Noblac. Saint Euspicius was his uncle.

Clovis gave Euspicius and his nephew Mesmin in 508 the domain of Micy, near Orléans at the confluence of the Loire and the Loiret, for a monastery, known as Micy Abbey. When Euspicius died, Mesmin became abbot, and during his rule the religious life flourished there notably. St. Mesme was his sister.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.