Book of Saints – Giles

detail of a painting of Saint Giles; by Hans Memling, 1491; oil on panel, altar triptych, Cathedral of Lübeck, Germany; now in the Sankt-Annen-Museum, Lübeck, Germany; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Aegidius) (Saint) (September 1) (7th century) Said to have been by birth a Greek. He passed his life as a hermit in the South of France. The many miracles he wrought made him famous in the West of Europe, as is evidenced by popular devotion and by the many churches which bear his name. He died early in the eighth century. Butler notes the very common confusing of this Saint Giles with another Saint of the same name who was Abbot near Aries about two hundred vears earlier.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Giles”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2016. Web. 18 January 2019. <>