Saint Praejectus: The Iconography

In Auvergne, in Gaul, SS. Praejectus, Bishop, and Amarinus, Abbot of Clermont. Both died at the hands of the nobles of that city. – Roman Martyrology for January 25

St. Praejectus was bishop of Clermont, in France, in the 7th century. He was assassinated by a man who blamed him for a friend's arrest and conviction on a charge of rape. The dispute was not about religion, but Praejectus came to be considered a martyr nonetheless.

Prepared in 2016 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University

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Mosaic of St. Praejectus on the 13th-century ciborium in the Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč, Croatia.

DATES

  • Feast day: January 25
  • Died 676

NAMES

  • Also known as St. Projectus, or in French as St. Prix

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