Veranus of Cavaillon

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Saint Veranus
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Saint Veranus is represented with episcopal vestments in the traditional posture of a bishop-saint blessing, with his crozier and mitre.
Bishop
Died c. 590
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Feast October 19
Attributes episcopal attire

Saint Veranus of Cavaillon (French: Véran, Vrain; Italian: Verano) (died c. 590) was a French saint, with a cultus in Italy. He was born at Vaucluse and was bishop of Cavaillon.

Gregory of Tours writes of miracles performed by Veranus, including the expulsion of a dragon. He is also remembered as a leader in charitable works and as a patron of local monasteries, not only in France but also in Italy, particularly in the city of Albenga, where he was instrumental in the conversion of the people to Christianity.

In the early 11th century some of his relics were translated from his place of burial to Orléans. In the 13th century most were translated again, to Cavaillon Cathedral, which is dedicated to him, but some were sent to Albenga Cathedral in Liguria, where they are still preserved in a shrine.

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Thr French village of Saint-Véran is named after him.[1]

In Fontaine de Vaucluse there is a church called after the Saint. It was the place of his birth and in the small church there is a tomb reputed to be that of the Saint.

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  1. ^ In the U.S., localities seemingly dedicated to the saint, such as Fort Saint Vrain, Colorado, and St. Vrain, New Mexico, as well as the St. Vrain Creek in Colorado, are mostly derived from Ceran St. Vrain (May 5, 1802 - October 28, 1870), co-founder of the Bent-St. Vrain Company.

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