Thursday, October 1, 2020

Something About Saint Remigius

Saint Remigius

Frankly speaking.

First, congratulation are in order as you’ve made it to the 275th day of the year.  Second, it’s the feast day of Saint Remigius (c.437-533), the Bishop of Reims and Apostle of the Franks. And this isn't a Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest reference – even though I mentioned feast. In 496 he baptized Clovis I, King of the Franks, which in turn lead to the conversion of the entire Frankish people to Christianity. For this he became popular and his place in history book was certain.

Does this guy's name sound familiar yet? Bellairs borrowed it for a pesky priest in The Curse of the Blue Figurine. Yes, Remigius Baart owes something to the bishop.

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