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Thursday, 12 November 2015

12th November - Livinus

Livinus, 580-657
Son of a Scottish nobleman and an Irish princess, he was raised in Ireland, and studied there and in England. Ordained by Saint Augustine of Canterbury and became a highly successful missionary to Flanders. He eventually was appointed Bishop of Ghent. However, he was tortured by those who opposed him, his tongue was torn out to stop his preaching and he was beheaded.