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Saint of the Day May 7: Domitian of Maastricht

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Saint Domitian of Maastricht
Feast Day: May 7

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Saint Domitian of Maastricht (CNS)

French by birth, Domitian became the bishop of Maastricht, in the Netherlands, and had a prominent role at the synod of Orleans, France, which refuted heretical errors. He evangelized in the Meuse River area of Europe’s Low Countries, converting people and founding churches and hospitals. He prophesied a plentiful harvest to spur almsgiving, and one legend has him slaying a dragon that had poisoned the water supply of Huy, Belgium. His relics are still venerated in a church there, and he is remembered in a procession to a local spring.