St Praetexatus of Rouen Biography
St Praetextatus was also known as St Prix, He was the Bishop of Rouen, France from 549 till he was murdered in 586 a position which he held for 35 years. Because of his participation in political plotting, the French King had him brought before a court of Bishops on a charge of fomenting rebellion. St Praetextatus denied the charges but decided to exile for several years instead of execution.
St Praetexatus of Rouen Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints
St Praetexatus of Rouen brief life History
|Date of Birth||Early 6th Century AD|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Profession||Bishop of Rouen|
|Place of Work||Rouen, France|
|Date of Death||25 February 586|
|Place of Death||Rouen, France|
|Feast Day||24 February|
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St Praetexatus of Rouen Short life History
Praetexatus of Rouen also known as Pretextat, Pretextatus, Prix
Bishop of Rouen, France from 549, a position he held for 35 years. Because of his involvement in political intrigue, the French king had him brought before a court of bishops on a charge of fomenting rebellion.
Praetextatus denied the charges but agreed to exile for several years instead of execution. He was formally reinstalled as bishop by the Council of Macon. Praetextatus continued correcting the queen and preaching against the evil practices of her regime, encouraging the monarch to set a holy example. Instead, she had him assassinated.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
St Praetexatus of Rouen was murdered in 586 AD during morning prayers