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Mathurin of Larchant

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[[Image:Vue aérienne Larchant.jpg|right|thumb|Aerial photo of the Basilica of St. Mathurin, Larchant, France.]]
Mathurin was born in [[w:Larchant|Larchant]] between [[w:Nemours|Nemours]] and [[w:Malesherbes, Loiret|Malesherbes]] in [[w:Gâtinais|Gâtinais]], in northern France. His parents, Marinus and Euphemia, were [[Paganism|pagans]], and his father had even been entrusted by the Roman Emperor [[w:Maximian|Maximian]] with the task of exterminating the Christians in the country.
Due to his deliverance of the girl with the evil spirit, Saint Mathurin is invoked against particular obsessions, madness, insanity, and as a patron saint of [[w:Lunatic|lunatics]] (fools, mentally ill).<ref name="MATURINO">{{it icon}} [ San Maturino].</ref> By extension he also became the patron saint of comic actors, jesters, and clowns,<ref name="Mathurin"/> as well as of sailors (in Brittany),<ref name="Mathurin"/> of tinmen (in Paris), and of plumbers.<ref name="MATURINO"/>
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* {{fr icon}} [ La galerie des saints de la maison saint Jean-Baptiste]. 15 Octobre 2009.
* {{fr icon}} Hippolyte Gancel. ''[ Les Saints qui guérissent en Normandie].'' Ouest-France, 2006. 253pp. ISBN 9782737335655
* {{fr icon}} Association Culturelle de Larchant. ''[ La vie historiée de saint Mathurin],'' and ''[ La vie de saint Mathurin].''
* {{fr icon}} L'Eglise Syriaque-Orthodoxe Antiochienne en Région Parisiènne (Blog). ''[ Saint Mathurin Exorciste du IV siècles].''<br>
:::(see: ''Prière à Saint Mathurin,'' and ''Litanie de saint Mathurin'')
[[Category:4th-century saints]]

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