Saint Benezet the Bridge Builder

Saint Benezet the Bridge BuilderAlso known as

  • Benezet of Hermillon
  • Benedict….
  • Bennet….
  • Benet….
  • Benoit….



Shepherd. During an eclipse he received a vision telling him to build a bridge over the Rhone at Avignon; angels would watch his flocks while he was gone. When the church and civil officials refused to help him, he lifted a huge stone into place, and announced it would be the start of the foundation; eighteen miracles occurred, the officials recanted, and the bridge was built. Legendary founder of the bridge-building brotherhoods.





  • boy carrying a large stone on his shoulder

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Benezet the Bridge Builder“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2016. Web. 22 January 2018. <>