Saint Warinus

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Saint Warinus
Martyr of the Franks
Born Autun, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France
Died 677
Arras, Pas-de-Calais, Artois, France
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast August 25
Patronage The Franks

Warinus of Poitiers (Warin, Guerin, Gerinus) (d. 677) is the Franco-Burgundian Count of Poitiers and Count of Paris who became Saint Warinus, Martyr of the Franks.[1][2][3] He is the son of Saint Sigrada of Sainte-Marie de Soissons and the brother of Saint Leodegarius.[1][4] He is also the father of Saint Leudwinus.[2][4]

In 677 Warinus was stoned to death near Arras because of a feud between his brother, Leodegarius, and Ebroin, the Frankish Mayor of the Palace of Neustria.[1][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Warinus was born at Autun, Saone-et-Loire, Burgundy.[1][4] He is the son of Bodilon, Count of Poitiers and Sigrada of Alsace and Sainte-Marie de Soissons. Saint Leodegarius was his brother.[1][4] He was the founder of the famous noble family of the Guideschi.

As a nobleman he spent his childhood at the court of Clotaire II.[1]

In he married Gunza von Treves, a Frankish noblewoman in France.[1][4] His wife came from an influential Frankish family. She was the sister of Saint Basinus of Treves. They had three children:

  • Doda of Poitiers (circa b. 659 - circa d. 678)
  • Leudwinus, Count of Poitier (b. 660 - d. 722)
  • Grimgert, Count of Paris (circa b.667)

Death[edit]

In 677 Warinus was stoned to death near Arras because of a feud between his brother, Leodegarius and Ebroin, the Frankish Mayor of the Palace of Neustria.[1][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Watkins, Basil (ed) (2002). Book of Saints (Reference) (7th ed.). A&C Black. p. 655. ISBN 0713653000. 
  2. ^ a b Weiner, Dr. Andreas. "Holy Lutwinus Pray for Us! (Heiliger Lutwinus bitte für uns!)". www.lutwinuswerk.de. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Saints & Angels: St. Warinus". Catholic Online. catholic.org. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Margaret R Bunson, Matthew Bunson, Stephen Bunson (2003). Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia Of Saints - Revised. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. p. 1008. ISBN 1-931709-75-0. 

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