Landry of Paris

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Saint Landry of Paris
Died c. 661
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 17 April

Saint Landry (Landericus) of Paris (died c. 661) was a bishop of Paris and saint. Consecrated bishop of Paris in 650, he built the first major hospital in the city, dedicating it to Saint Christopher, which is now the Hôtel-Dieu. Landry, with 23 other bishops, subscribed to the charter Clovis II gave to Saint-Denis Abbey in 653.


He was buried at the Church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, where there is a chapel named after him and most of his relics are kept (two bones were given to the parish of Saint-Landry in 1408).

A statue of Saint Landry stands behind the altar of St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, Louisiana. There is also a stained glass window with his image on the southwest end of the church. His feast day is 10 June.

Miracles were recorded of him. One of them reads:

We have seen and known that a man which men call Raoul Gracard was smitten suddenly, and had the head much great and swollen, and was so red in the face of him that all folk that saw him deemed and held him for a leper. Which man with great haste came to the presence of Saint Landry, and there he confessed him much devoutly, receiving much benignly his penance, and after he came to the sudary of the saint and with great devotion kissed it, and when he had done his offering and vow with much great faith and hope he returned, and unnethe [hardly] he was come to his house when he became as whole as ever he was.

— Jacob de Voragine, The Golden Legend, [1]


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