St. Foy Research Paper

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The Abbey Church of St. Foy is a monastery located in Conques, Aveyron, in France. The abbey is the only medieval shrine on the road to Santiago de Compostela that still exists. The Abbey was founded in the year 819, when a hermit named Dadon found a large forest area that was uninhabited and was great for isolation and prayer. He was granted permission by Louis the Pious to make his home there. Years later Louis the Pious founded an abbey there. Relics and things were being found everywhere for other churches, and there wasn’t as much attention coming to St. Foy, so some monks decided to steal the relics of Sainte Foy to attract people to come to the abbey. In 866, one of the monks that stayed at St. Foy was sent to Agen, which was the

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