He led a dissolute life until middle age and then gave it up to become a hermit and live in a hollow tree.
After a number of dull adventures in austerity he returned to Ghent Monastery where he given planning permission to build a tiny cell in the woods.
It seems possible he may have run out of funds.
St BAVO FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : BAVO
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ALLOWIN, BAVON
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of : Unknown at present
God of :
Celebration or Feast Day : October 1st
Birth and Death Dates : 589-654
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 1318