Cab Drivers / Fiacre, d. 670, Feast Day: August 30

An Irish monk skilled in the arts of healing and herbology, Fiacre fled to Brittany to avoid the throngs of people asking him for cures and advice. He created a hermitage near a spring and it was said that by walking and poking the earth with a stick, he would get a full-grown garden to appear. In seventeenth-century Paris, the Hotel Fiacre rented out carriages that were referred to as “fiacres” by the general public. Cabs in Paris are stilled called by this name.

Other patronages: box makers, florists, gardeners, hosiers, tile makers

Invoked: against barrenness, fistulas, hemorrhoids, venereal diseases


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