Carilef

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Carilef (French Calais, Latin Calevisus; died 541) was a hermit who founded the monastery of Aniole. The town of Saint-Calais takes its name from him. According to his ancient biography, the Vita Carileffi, King Childebert I granted him lands after encountering the hermint in a forest where the king was hunting.[1] Laumer was his successor and Siviard, another successor, wrote the Vita.

In the Roman Catholic Church, his feast is celebrated on 1 July.

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  1. ^ John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, The Long-haired Kings (1982), pp. 207–08.

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