Born in Seventh Century Ireland, Fiacre desired isolation as a priest. He lived a life of great mortification, in prayer, vigil, and enjoyed manual labor in the garden. His reputation as a healer drew several followers, forcing him to relocate. Saint Faro, Bishop of Meaux, granted him land in Breuil, a region of Brie. Here, Fiacre built a small chapel in honor of the Virgin Mary, a hospice where he helped strangers, and a cell, for him to live in solitude. Although a woman accused him of sorcery, St. Faro called it a miracle.
Patronage: Medicine, Gardeners, Venereal disease suffers
Feast Day: August 30