St. Burgundofara (or Fara) of France


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St. Burgundofara (or Fara) of France

Commemorated on April 3 (and December 7)

Blessed by St. Columbanus as a child, Burgundofara became a nun despite her father’s opposition. She was responsible for founding the convent of Brige in France.

The monastery was later renamed Faremoutiers (Fara’s Monastery) where she was abbess for thirty-seven years. She fell asleep in Christ in 657.

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