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Saint Bertrand of Le Mans (c. 553–623)

Saint Bertrand of Le Mans (c. 553–623)

Feast day: June 30

Saint Bertrand was the archdeacon of Paris and taught at the city’s Cathedral School. He was later appointed Bishop of Le Mans, France. Bertrand was celebrated for the generosity and kindness that he showed to the poor. He established a monastery, church, and hospice to benefit the people of his diocese.

Bertrand was an ardent agriculturalist who was known for his farming abilities and outstanding vineyards, which produced high-quality wine. He was exiled when he was required to take sides in an argument but was permanently reinstated by King Clotaire II.

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