Saint Nazarius (abbot)

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Saint Nazarius (French: Saint Nazaire) was the fourteenth abbot of the monastery of Lérins,[1] probably during the reign of the Merovingian Clotaire II (584-629). He successfully attacked the remnants of paganism on the southern coast of France, overthrew a sanctuary of Venus near Cannes, and founded on its site a convent for women, which was destroyed by the Saracens in the 8th century. His name is inscribed on the calendar of saints of the French Church, on 18 November.

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  1. ^ PD-icon.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Nazarius". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Nazarius". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.