Possibly 6th Century
Ste. Ouine du Mans was probably a Cornish saint whose relics had been placed,
on some forgotten occasion, in the crypt of the church of St. Victor at Le Mans,
where she now works miracles in favour of the deaf. She is locally supposed to
have been named Ouine on account of her patronage of the sense of hearing (Ouie),
but it seems more likely that her name is a Celtic form of Eugenia. The
metamorphosis has merely led deaf persons, more than others, to seek her
intercession. Her feast day is 7th June.
Edited from Agnes Dunbar's "A Dictionary
of Saintly Women" (1904).
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