Saint of the Day – 24 February – Saint Praetexatus of Rouen

The Memorial of Saint Praetexatus of Rouen

Saint 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

Saint 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
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
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Saint 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:

Saint Praetexatus of Rouen was murdered in 586 AD during morning prayers

Saint Praetexatus of Rouen