Born to a poor farm family. Parish priest at Saint Peter and Paul Church, Verdun, France. Bishop of Verdun in 554. Advisor to King Childebert II. Noted for his generosity to the poor. Reputed miracle worker in his later years.
Once a local rebel leader named Bertifroi sought sanctuary in the chapel of bishop Agericus in Verdun. Though a member of the royal court himself, Agericus defended the rebel’s right to sanctuary in a house of God. The king‘s men, however, ignored the tradition and the bishop, broke into the chapel, and killed Bertefroi.
- c.521 at Verdun, France in a field where his mother was working the crops
- she gave him the name Agericus because of his agricultural beginning
- “Saint Agericus of Verdun“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 November 2015. Web. 31 May 2016. <>