Saint Felix of Bourges, Bishop
Not very much is known of this saint, but there can be no doubt regarding his historical existence or the veneration in which he was held by his contemporaries. St. Germanus of Paris officiated at his consecration; we cannot be sure of the exact date. St. Felix took part in the Council of Paris (A.D. 573), and Venantius Fortunatus addressed a little poem to him commending a golden pyx (turris) which he had had made for the reservation of the Eucharist. St. Felix is commemorated in the diocese of Bourges on January 1, but the year of his death cannot be accurately determined. His tomb was in the church of St. Austregisilus de Castro, outside the city walls. Twelve years after his death, as we learn from Gregory of Tours, the slab covering his remains was replaced by another of more precious material, The body was then found to be perfectly free from corruption, and numerous cures are said to have been obtained by those who drank water in which some of the dust of the old crumbling slab had been mingled.
See Duchesne, Fastes épiscopaux de l'ancienne Gaule, vol. lxxxviii, c. 473; in the text edited for MGH. By F. Leo this poem is printed as bk iii, no 20); and Gregory of Tours, In gloria confessorum, c. 102, in MGH., Scriptores Merov., vol. i.
Butler's Lives of The Saints, Herbert J. Thurston, S.J. and Donald Attwater
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