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St. Hospitius, Recluse in Provence
May 21, 2016
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 21 of May, repeating indefinitely
St. Hospitius shut himself up in the ruins of an old tower near Villafranca, in Provence, in a peninsula which is still called from him San-Sospis. He girded himself with an iron chain, lived only on bread and dates and was honored with the gifts of prophecy and miracles. He died in 681 on which day he is mentioned in the Roman Martyrology.