Saint Remigius (Remi) (533)

He was the great Bishop of Rheims in France. He baptized King Clovis, King of the Franks, on Christmas Day in the year 496. It was due to this great apostolic achievement that France moved as a nation into the Catholic Church, though there had been many individuals and groups of Catholics there before. Saint Remigius was made Archbishop of Rheims when he was only twenty-two years old. He was bishop there for seventy-four years. He died when he was ninety-six years old.

See also: Holy and Roman

Master of Saint Giles, The Baptism of Clovis, Franco-Flemish, active c. 1500, c. 1500, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection