Saint Guarinus, Bishop
No formal biography of St.Guarinus seems to have been left us by any of his contemporaries, but a considerable local cult has been paid to him ever since his death. He was originally a monk of Molesmes, but having been appointed abbot of St. John of Aulps (de Alpibus), in the diocese of Geneva, he some years later wrote to St. Bernard, then at the height of his fame, to ask that he and his community might be affiliated to Clairvaux. One of St. Bernard's letters in reply is still preserved, and from this and another letter of his it is evident how highly he esteemed Guarinus. This second letter was written to console the community of Aulps when their abbot was taken from them to be made bishop of Sion in the Valais.
See Acta Sanctorum, January 6; and J.F. Gonthier, Vie de St. Gu&ecuterin (1896).
Butler's Lives of The Saints, Herbert J. Thurston, S.J. and Donald Attwater
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