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Saint Livinus, Bishop of Ghent, Flanders

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Saint Livinus, son of a Scottish nobleman and an Irish princess, was raised in Ireland, his mother's country.

He studied there, and then in England, being ordained by none other than St. Augustine of Canterbury, apostle of the English. 

He  went with three disciples to Flanders and was successful in preaching Christ there, but enraged pagans tore out his tongue to prevent his holy preaching.

Unfazed, the Saint continued to preach and exhort, being finally put to death for our Saviour's sake near Alost in Belgium.



Article published in English on: 14-5-2010.

Last update: 21-5-2010.