St. Robert of Chaise-Dieu


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/17


Also known as
    Robert de Turlande
    Robert of Casa Dei

Memorial

    17 April

Profile

    Relative of Saint Gerald of Aurillac. Priest. Canon of Saint Julian's church at Brioude where he founded a hospice for the poor. Monk at Cluny under the direction of Saint Odilo. Pilgrim to Rome. Retired to Brioude near Auvergne where he attracted so many followers that the great Benedictine abbey of Casa Dei (House of God) or Chaise-Dieu (Chair of God) with 300 monks. Spiritual teacher of Saint Adelemus.

Born

    11th century at Auvergne, France

Died

    1087 of natural causes

Canonized

    1095


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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