Blessed Ludan

detail of an antique French holy card of Blessed Ludan, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Ludano
  • Ludain
  • Luden



Born to the Scottish nobility, the son of Itiboldo. Used his inheritence to build a hospital for the poor, a hospice for pilgrims. Died while returning from pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles.



  • 1202 in Nordheim, Alsace, France of natural causes
  • while asleep under an elm tree, Ludan received a vision that he was about to die; he prayed to receive Holy Communion one more time; an angel then appeared with the Eucharist
  • bells in local churches are reported to have spontaneously rang at the moment of his death
  • two local parishes each wanted Ludan to rest at their church; an abbot settled the matter by having the body put in a cart, the cart yoked to a wild horse, and the horse turned loose; the horse stopped in front of the church of Saint George, and there Ludan was buried
  • relics enshrined in Saint Ludan church in Nordheim
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ludan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 June 2017. Web. 29 January 2020. <>