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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Gall, Saint

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Confessor, Apostle of Switzerland, born Ireland, c.550;died Arbon, Switzerland, 627. He was a monk, one of the 12 disciples who followed Saint Columbanus to Luxeuil, and later to Bregenz, where he led a hermit's life, near the river Steinach. He declined the abbacy of Luxeuil and the episcopacy of Constance. After his death a church was erected in his honor which later grew into a monastery, c613Represented in art with a bear, as there is a legend that a bear once brought wood to feed his fire; also holding a cross, and book. Feast, October 16,.

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Entry for 'Gall, Saint'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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