Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Galmier, of Lyons

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[In Latin, Baldomerus.] He was a locksmith in Lyons, who had lived in great poverty and austerity, and spent all his leisure moments in holy reading and prayer. He gave his gains to the poor and sometimes even his tools. He repeated to every one: “In the name of the Lord let us always give thanks to God.” Vivencius, abbot of Saint Justus, (afterwards archbishop of Lyons,) admired his devotion in the church, but was more edified and astonished when he had conversed with him. He gave him a cell in his monastery, in which the servant of God sanctified himself still more and more by all the exercises of holy solitude, and by his penitential labour. He died a subdeacon about the year 650. His relics were very famous for miracles, and a celebrated pilgrimage, till they were scattered in the air by the Hugonots, in the sixteenth century. The Roman Martyrology names him on the day of his death, the 27th of February.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Galmier, of Lyons”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 February 2013. Web. 21 November 2018. <>