Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Mummolin, or Mommolin, Bishop of Noyon, Confessor


He was a native of the territory of Constance, and became a monk at Luxeu. He was sent with Ebartran and Bertin to Saint Omer, and was appointed superior rather than abbot, whilst they lived about eight years in their first habitation called the Old Monastery or Saint Mummolin’s. He removed with them to the New Monastery of Saint Peter’s or Sithiu, now Saint Bertin’s. Upon the death of Saint Eligius, in 659 or 665, he was consecrated bishop of Noyon and Tournay, and constituted Ebertran abbot of the monastery of Saint Quintin’s which he erected in that town not far from the ruins of Vermandis. This abbey is long since secularized, and is a famous collegiate church. Folcard tells us in his life of Saint Omer, that Saint Mummolin governed that extensive see twenty-six years. His name occurs in the subscriptions to the Testament of Saint Amand, and to several charters of that age. His body was interred in the church of the apostles, and is now richly enshrined in the cathedral of Noyon, but part of his skull at Saint Bertin’s. He is honoured in all these diocesses on the 16th of October.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 October 2013. Web. 19 January 2019. <>