Blessed Elias of Bourdeilles

Blessed Elias of BourdeillesAlso known as

  • Elie
  • Hélie



Born to the French nobility. Franciscan at age ten. Priest. Bishop of Périgord, France in 1437. In 1452 he authored a report vindicating Saint Joan of Arc. Archbishop of Tours, France in 1468. Cardinal in 1483. Confessor to King Louis XI. Defended the rights of the Church against the power of the king.



  • 1484 of natural causes


  • process begun in 1526, never completed, but he has been referred to as “Blessed” for centuries
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Elias of Bourdeilles“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 July 2015. Web. 4 October 2015. <>