He worked as a shepherd for his dad, but entered a monastery as a boy over his father's objections. He was too young to take the tonsure, but completed a course of studies. He entered a few different abbeys, eventually winding up with Columban, the great Irish monk. After crossing several members of the royal family, Columban found himself on a boat bound for Ireland. Looking around, he found that every Irish monk within King Theodoric's jurisdiction was there with him. What happened to them is a tale for November 23. For now, suffice to say that, with his abbey dissolved, Walaricus found himself on the road again.
He started evangelizing northwest France, preaching and thaumaturging (nah, that's not really a verb) and planting monasteries. He couldn't stick with one or the other, so his remaining years were split between abboting (administering the monastery) and evangelizing. He died around 620.
|St.V: at the mouth of the Somme|