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St Faro

Saint Faro (or Burgundofaro) (died c. 675), count of Guines, was bishop of Meaux. The family to which Faro belonged is known as the Faronids and is named after him.[1]

His brothers were Saint Waldebert, count of Guines, Ponthieu and Saint-Pol[2] who became abbot of Luxeuil, and Chagnoald, who was bishop of Laon, while his sister was Saint Burgundofara,[3] who founded the convent of Faremo├╗tiers. They were the children of Chagnoric, chancellor to Dagobert I.

Faro, who inherited lands in Guines from his brother, count Waldebert,[4] succeeded Gundoald, probably a kinsman of his, as bishop of Meaux at some time between 625 and 637. He built a monastery at Estrouanne, near the English channel port of Wissant, destroyed and burnt by Gormond and Isembart.[5]

See also

  • Fiacre

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  • Saints of October 28
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