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1. St Landry (Landericus) of Paris was a bishop of Paris. He built a hospital dedicated to St Christopher, which later became the Hotel-Dieu de Paris. He died in 661.

The following are excerpts about St Landry from the book
#StLandry #Christianity Image
2."The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints" by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, 1275, originally in #Latin, which apparently was the most widely read book (after the Bible) during the late Middle Ages:
#Bible #CatholicChurch #Christian #MiddleAges #medievaltwitter #book
3. St Landry was right glorious bishop of Paris. God that guided him brought him to Paris and there he was the first bishop, and there he ordained clerks and officers to serve the church. He was the twenty-seventh bishop after St Denis. He sat in the chair of the church
4. cathedral of Paris in that time that the noble Clovis reigned king in France, which by the great and fervent love that he had to the church of St Denis gave to the same many gifts. All the intention of St Landry while he lived in this world was to accomplish mercy, and he
5. himself departed or dealt the alms to the poor at all times.

We have seen and known that a man which men call Raoul Gracard was smitten suddenly, and had the head much great and swollen, and was so red in the face of him that all folk that saw him deemed
6. and held him for a leper. Which man with great haste came to the presence of St Landry, and there he confessed him much devoutly, receiving much benignly his penance, and after he came to the sudary of the saint and with great devotion kissed it, and when he had done
7. his offering and vow with much great faith and hope he returned, he became as whole as ever he was. Be therefore the name of God praised, who for his good friend St Landry he healed so promptly the foresaid patient.
8. It is [also] read of a knight named Gilbert that had a thorn within his knee, whereto he found no remedy by no manner of medicine and was as desperate, not only for the dolour and pain that he suffered, but also for fault of hope to be healed,
#miracles #healing
9. the which knight made him to be borne into the church of St Landry, and with his sudary did to be made over him the sign of the cross, and the thorn issued out from his knee, and was all whole, healed by the merits of the saint, whom we beseech to pray God for us. Amen. #Amen

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