He was of the Royal blood of France, being son of the count of Cahors, and lord of Turenne. Making Christ his only inheritance he took the monastic habit in 822; and was made archbishop of Bourges in 840. He founded seven monasteries, and was indefatigable in reforming the manners of his flock. For the direction of his clergy he compiled a book of canons under the title of Pastoral Instructions, published by Baluze in his miscellanies. He died on the 21st of June, 866.
- Father Alban Butler. “Saint Ralph, Archbishop of Bourges, Confessor”. , 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 June 2013. Web. 30 August 2015. <>