by Nello Vian
The name Giles is the common English form of the Latin Aegidius. During the Middle Ages there was widespread European devotion to a St. Giles who died in 712. Our Giles had two contemporary namesakes who were later beatified. But only Blessed Giles of Assisi has left such “wise saws and modern instances” as the Golden Sayings.
1990: 159 p.