Book of Saints – Leodegarius


(Leger) (Saint) Bishop, Martyr (October 2) (7th century) Born about A.D. 616 and brought up by his uncle, the Bishop of Poitiers, he was made Abbot of the monastery of Saint Maxentius. He distinguished himself by his sanctity and skilful government. On the death of King Clovis II he assisted Saint Bathildis, the Queen Regent, during the minority of her son, Clotaire III. In A.D. 659 he became Bishop of Autun, where he reformed Church discipline and enjoined in all monasteries the strict observance of the Rule of Saint Benedict. He was for some time driven from his See through jealousy, and with admirable patience endured other persecution. In the end, through the machinations of Ebroin, the odious Mayor of the Palace to Theodoric III, Saint Leger was cruelly done to death (A.D. 678).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Leodegarius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2014. Web. 27 May 2019. <>