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St. Medard, whose feast is on June 8, is the most renowned of the saints of the weather. Under the Julian calendar, St. Medard's Day fell on June 20, the eve of the summer solstice. This explains the numerous invocations to this ancient French bishop (5th-6th c.) since, on this date, atmospheric disturbances were the cause of storms and rains.

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