Remy ( from latin, Remigius, rame ou Remedius, remedy) was born, according to tradition, in Cerny-en-Laonnois, near Laon, in good Gallo-Roman society;it is said that he was the son of the Count Emilius of Laon and St. Celina (Cilinia)
According to Vita Remiggi written by Incmar before 882, his birth has been announced by a blind Hermite. The latter undoubtedly studied, as was done in his milieu, in Rheims, and was elected Bishop of Rheims at the age of only twenty-two. He had not even taken holy orders yet. Remi's brother, Principius, was already Bishop of Soissons.
St Remy baptized Clovis the of Christmas. He conferred the baptism to him at Christmas on a date between 196 and 506. According to the 10 books of history of bishop Grégoire de Tours, 3000 Franks were baptized with him and his two sister, Alboflède and Lanthechilde.
The baptism of Clovis is one of the key events in Catholic history and from Henry I in 1027, all the kings of France were crowned in Rheims except Louis VI, Henry IV and Louis XVIII. The 13th-century Italian chronicler Jacques de Voragine tells that, according to Hincmar, Archbishop of Rheims (circa 802-882), as there was no holy chrism to anoint Clovis' forehead, the Holy Spirit himself, in the form of a dove, would have brought some in a phial, a phial, and it would be this Holy Phial that would later be used for the anointing of the kings of France during their coronation.
Clovis the first gave Remy some land, where this latter built and consecrated a large number of church
One of his letter, about a certain Claudius, a priest that he has consecrated earned him the reprimands of his fellow bishops, who judged that Claudius having made debts deserved to be degraded.The answer of Remy pleads for mercy and expresses his deep admiration for the work of Christian restoration accomplished by Clovis.
At his death on January 13, 533. Remy has been buried in a little church Saint-Christophe, become the basilic of Saint-Rémi. In 852,Hincmar proceeded to raise the relics, a small part of which was moved to Sainte-Marie of Reims. The shrine was protected from the Norman invasions in 882 at Épernay, then in the church of the Abbey of Saint-Pierre d'Orbais, and then solemnly brought back to Sainte-Marie in June 883.In 900, the archbishop Hervé return te relics to Saint-Remi where they were revered until the french revolution. The body of Saint Remy was kept intact.