- Gilbert of Auvergne
Born to the nobility of Aquitaine. Married to Petronilla, father of Pontia. Fought in the Crusades with King Louis VII from 1146 to 1149. When he returned home he convinced his wife and family to let him follow a call to religious life. Hermit. Premonstratensian monk. Founder and abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery at Neufontaines, which was noted for its hospital where Gilbert cared for the sick.
- 6 June 1152 at Neuffonts, Auvergne, Aquitaine (in France) of natural causes
- some relics taken to the Premonstratensian college in Paris, France in 1615
- “Blessed Gilbert of Neufontaines“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 June 2015. Web. 13 February 2016. <>