Saint Babolen (or Babolenus, Babolin, Babolein; died c. 671) was Abbot of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés Abbey near Paris. He may have been Irish in origin. His feast day is 26 June.
The monks of St Augustine’s Abbey, Ramsgate wrote in their Book of Saints (1921),
BABOLEN (St.) Abbot (June 26)
(7th century) A monk of unknown nationality but of the school of Saint Columbanus of Luxeuil, and allied with Saint Fursey. He laboured for the good of souls in the neighbourhood of Paris where he governed the monastery of Saint Maurdes-Fosses.
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924) in his Lives Of The Saints wrote under June 26,
S BABOLEN, AB.
[Roman, Gallican and Benedictine Martyrologies. Authority :—An account of his life and miracles in Mabillion]
S. BABOLEN, abbot of S. Maur-des-Fossés, was first monk of Luxeuil, then abbot of S. Pierre, and afterwards of S. Maur-des-Fossés. This monastery was founded in 638, by Blidegisl, archdeacon of Paris, and was situated in a peninsula formed by the Marne, about two leagues from Paris. There Babolen ruled over a large community. He joined S. Furey at Lagny, and rendered great services to the diocese of Paris, by founding in it many churches and hospitals, assisted by the zeal and liberality of bishop Andebert and S. Landri, his successor.
Having attained a very advanced age, he resigned his charge, and closed his days in a hermitage. He died in the seventh century, about the year 671.