The Blessed Roger was by birth an Englishman, who, knowing by divine inspiration that it was God’s will that he should leave his country and his father’s house, went over to France, and professed the religious state in the Cistercian Abbey of Lorroy in Berry. His holy life induced his Superior to choose him as the head of the colony sent out for the foundation of Elan in the diocese of Rheims. As Abbot of that house, he governed the community with great gentleness and prudence, but in the strict observance of holy poverty and religious discipline. He was remarkable for his compassion for the sick and suffering, and his sanctity was proved by many miracles, both during his life and after death. A chapel in the Abbey Church was dedicated to his memory, and there his relics were preserved with great honour.
- Father Richard Stanton. “Blessed Roger, Martyr, Confessor, c.1175”. , 1887. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2015. Web. 23 October 2016. <>