New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Gall

[Saint Gall]Article

(Callo, Chelleh, Gilianus) Confessor, Apostle of Switzerland, born Ireland, c.550; died Arbon, Switzerland, 627. He was a monk, one of the 12 disciples who followed Saint Columbanus to Luxeuil, and later to Bregenz, where he led a hermit‘s life, near the river Steinach. He declined the abbacy of Luxeuil and the episcopacy of Constance. After his death a church was erected in his honor which later grew into a monastery, c.613. Represented in art with a bear, as there is a legend that a bear once brought wood to feed his fire; also holding a cross, and book. Feast, 16 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gall”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2013. Web. 28 April 2016. <>