Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
Statue of St. Ursicinus, Hermitage St-Ursanne
|Died||c. 620 AD|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church Orthodox Church|
|Major shrine||Saint-Ursanne; venerated at Basel, Besançon, and Mainz|
|Attributes||abbot with three lilies in his hand or holding a book and fleur-de-lys, surrounded by fleur-de-lys|
|Patronage||invoked against stiff neck|
A vita of his is preserved in a redaction of the 11th century. According to this account, he was a disciple of Columbanus at Luxeuil who followed his master when he was banished from Burgundy in 610, but then retired as a hermit in the Doubs valley. Veneration of Ursicinus is attested since the 7th century. In Grandval, a church was dedicated to Ursicinus in 675. By the 11th century, he was part of the local canon of saints of the Besançon diocese. His feast day is on 20 December. Ursicinus' supposed sarcophagus is preserved in St-Ursanne in what is now the canton of Jura in Switzerland.
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- Andreas Merkt, Ursicinus in Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, vol. 12 (1997).
- Catholic Online: Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
- Saint of the Day, December 20: Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
- (in Italian) Sant' Ursicino del Giura
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