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- Another St. Theofrid (or Théofroy) was a 7th-century monk at Luxeuil who became abbot of Corbie and a bishop.
- See also Thiofrid of Echternach.
|Saint Theofrid of Orange|
|Born||Orange, Vaucluse, France|
|Died||728 or 732 AD
near Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille, France
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Feast||November 18; October 19|
Saint Theofrid (Chaffre, Theofredus, Theofred, Théofroy) of Orange (or of Carmery) (d. 728 or 732 AD) was an abbot of Calmeliac or Carmery-en-Velay (later called Saint-Chaffre, and today Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille), which is situated near Le Puy-en-Velay and was founded by Saint Calminius.
Tradition states that the circumstances of his death are as follows: when the raiders neared Calmeliac, Theofrid ordered the other monks to hide in the forest. He remained near the monastery and was found in prayer, and was dragged away and mortally wounded in the head with a stone.
The legend further states that after Theofrid fell to the group, the earth shook and a dark storm cloud unleashed lightning, hail, and winds that dispersed the raiders. Theofrid died seven days later.