Blessed Lambert Péloguin of Vence

detail of a Blessed Lambert of Vence reliquary; date and artist unknown; Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Queste, Vence, France; photographed on 9 August 2012 by Llann We; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


His mother died in childbirth. Raised by the Benedictine monks of Lérins Abbey from age 12, Lambert entered the Order at age 14. Reluctant bishop of Vence, France in 1114; he did not want to give up his life in the monastery, but accepted and served for 40 years. He built hospitals, supported widows and orphans, and would routinely retire to a small forest hermitage for periods of silence and prayer. He was a man of such obvious piety, honesty and charity that civil authorities would submit matters to him for arbitration without further appeal.



MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Lambert Péloguin of Vence“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2015. Web. 23 October 2016. <>