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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73).  Volume VI: June.
The Lives of the Saints.  1866.
 
June 25
SS. Agoard and Aglibert, Martyrs in the Diocess of Paris
 
THEY were strangers who came originally from the borders of the Rhine, but were settled in the neighbourhood of Paris at Creteil, a village two leagues from that city. They were converted to the faith by the apostolic preachers Altin and Eoald, together with many others. Having by common consent pulled down a heathenish temple, they were put to the sword with a troop of holy companions, by an order of a heathenish governor; or, according to Baillet, by the Vandals, about the year 400. A church was afterwards erected over the place of their burial. Their relics are now enshrined in the same. Their festival is marked in Martyrologies on the 24th, but kept at Cretail and in the whole diocess of Paris on the 25th of June. See the new Paris Breviary, Baillet, Le Bœuf, &c.  1
 
 
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