St. Fleuret: The Iconography
JULY 1
St. Fleuret is the patron saint of the village of Estaing, in Aveyron, France. Local tradition summarized in literature at the church has it that he converted the village to Christianity during what was to have been a stopover there and that the year of his death may have been 621.

It has been suggested that Saint Fleuret is the same person as St. Florus, a 4th century bishop who evangelized in southern Gaul. The latter is celebrated on November 3.

Prepared in 2014 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University

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One of the statues of St. Fleuret in his church in Estaing