After the death of Fursey, Maguil retired among the monks of St. Riquier. But fearing that the esteem in which the monks held him might lead him to pride, with the abbot’s leave, he hid himself in the solitude of Monstrelet, upon the river Authie, where he led a contemplative life.
St Maguil died about the year 685. His body was initially buried in the chapel of the hermitage of St Riquier, but later removed to a church of his name built near St Riquier. He is honoured on 30 May, which is supposed to be the day on which he died.
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