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Gallus, st. Gal, st. Gilian or st. Gall

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Was a native of Ireland, born about 560, and a disciple of Columban (q.v.). He founded the celebrated abbey of St. Gall (q.v.), in Switzerland, of which he was made abbot A.D. 614. He died in 646, October 16, which is his day in the Roman Calendar. There are no writings of his except a sermon in Canisius, Lectiones Antig. 1:781, in Galland, Bib. Patr. 12:721, and in Migne, Patrologia Latina, volume 87.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gallus, st. Gal, st. Gilian or st. Gall'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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