St. Symeon Pentaglossus
Multilingual (hence "Pentaglossus")
Sicilian Greek monk at
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
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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