Relics of the saint are preserved here and at Brieg and Turin.
It was a cavalry melee, in which the common code of honour caused Macedonian and Persian chieftains to engage hand to hand, and at the end of the day the relics of the Persian army were in flight, leaving the high-roads of Asia Minor clear for the invader.
Various relics of St Fiacre were given to princes and great personages.
He had been performing miracles, and claimed to have received his relics, not from Rome like those of Boniface, but directly from the angels.
Hollyhocks remained by the roadside while lilacs stood guard by the door, relics reminiscent of some long-abandoned household, now solely tended by nature.