St. Robert of Chaise-Dieu

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/17

Also known as
    Robert de Turlande
    Robert of Casa Dei


    17 April


    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.


    11th century at Auvergne, France


    1087 of natural causes



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