ST. MANSUET, FIRST BISHOP OF TOUL, IN LORRAIN AND
APOSTLE OF THAT PART OF THE ANCIENT BELGIC GAUL
SOME have thought him a disciple of St. Peter, the
apostle: but Limpen, the Bollandist, shows that he could not have
founded this church before the reign of Constantine, and that he
flourished in his and his son’s time, and died about the year
375, as appears from the catalogue of his successors in that see. St.
Gerard, bishop of Toul in 971, made a solemn translation of his
relics, repaired his church, and founded under his patronage the rich
monastery which bears his name. See Martenne, t. 3, Anecdot. Col.
1024, et Collectionis, t. 6, p. 637. Calmet, Hist. de Lorraine.
Mabillon, Annal. t. 4,1. 56 and 57. The Bollandists, t. 1, Sept. p.