Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Gybrian, or Gobrian, of Ireland, Priest


He left Ireland in quest of a retreat, and led many years a penitential contemplative life, in a poor cell which he built near the river Marne, in the territory of Challons, where he assembled a small community of fervent servants of God, and another at some distance of holy virgins. He died very old, in the eighth century. Many miraculous cures of sick persons at his tomb, and by his intercession, gave occasion to a chapel being built over his tomb. By an order of Fulk, archbishop of Rheims, his body was translated thither about the year 890. It is deposited there in the great church of the abbey of Saint Remigius.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Gybrian, or Gobrian, of Ireland, Priest”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2013. Web. 20 January 2019. <>