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St. Symeon Pentaglossus

X/XI Centuries
Multilingual (hence "Pentaglossus") Sicilian Greek monk at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai. In the early XI Century, perhaps in the context of one of the monastery's ambitious fund-raising projects, he conveyed some relics of St. Catherine of Alexandria to France, an event which swiftly catalysed the spread of fervent devotion to that saint everwhere in the Mediæval West.

--- Norman Hugh Redington

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