St. Giles, Abbot
Feastday: September 1
St. Giles, Abbot (Patron of Physically Disabled) Feast day - September 1
St. Giles is said to have been a seventh century Athenian of noble birth. His piety and learning made him so conspicuous and an object of such admiration in his own country that, dreading praise and longing for a hidden life, he left his home and sailed for France. At first he took up his abode in a wilderness near the mouth of the Rhone river, afterward near the river Gard, and, finally, in the diocese of Nimes.
He spend many years in solitude conversing only with God. The fame of his miracles became so great that his reputation spread throughout France. He was highly esteemed by the French king, but he could not be prevailed upon to forsake his solitude. He admitted several disciples, however, to share it with him. He founded a monastery, and established an excellent discipline therein. In succeeding ages it embraced the rule of St. Benedict. St. Giles died probably in the beginning of the eighth century, about the year 724.
LSU football: Police Chief Dewayne White says it's a sad day for Baton Rouge, LSU, BRPD
Published: Friday, August 26, 2011, 4:31 PM Updated: Friday, August 26, 2011, 4:40 PM
The press conference lasted 2 minutes, 30 seconds and is as follows:
"Today is a sad day for the city of
"The Baton Rouge Police Department based on numerous interviews of witnesses, including victims, and the players implicated in the incident that occurred on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Shady's bar on East Boyd, as well as video evidence of certain individuals, all of which were present at the scene and all of whom provided statements which corroborated the culmination of sufficient probable cause to issue warrants for the arrest of Mr. Jordan Jefferson and Mr. Joshua Johns for the crime of second-degree battery.
"These two individuals cooperated fully with investigators. They turned themselves into authorities today around noon at the East Baton Rouge Parish prison and were subsequently booked and released on a $5,000 bond.
"For the next several days the Baton Rouge Police Department will forward its report relative to these arrests to the District Attorney's office for review and final disposition. For this reason and for the purposes of protecting the integrity of an ongoing and continuing investigation into this matter, the deptartment will not comment any further on the merits or facts of this case."