Saint Ouen (Jersey)

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Arms (crest) of Saint Ouen (Jersey)
SAINT OUEN

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St. Ouen, who in 634 founded the Abbey of Rabais, was ordained priest by Dieudonne, Bishop of Macon. Some time later his virtues and great ability marked him out for the archepiscopal see of Rouen, left vacant by the death of St. Romain. Elected in 639 he was consecrated at Rouen, 21 May, 640, with his friend St. Eloi, who became Bishop of Noyon. The Diocese of Rouen, in which there were still barbarian districts from which paganism had not disappeared, was transformed under the administration of St. Ouen who founded numerous monasteries, and developed theological studies. Hence the cross, as a symbol for Christianity was chosen as the symbol for the parish.

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