Saint Emilian Cucullatus

statue of Saint Emilian Cucullatus, Monasterio de San Millan, artist unknown; photograph taken in 2008 by Cenobio; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Millan de la Cogolla
  • Emilian the Cowled
  • Aemilian



Born to a poor farm family. Worked as a shepherd in La Rioja, Spain. Hermit. Priest. Parish priest in Berceo, Spain for some time, but eventually returned to his life as a hermit. His reputation for holiness spread, a large number of would-be spritual students gathered around him, and he agreed to lead them. With them he founded the monastery of La Cogolla, and served as its first abbot.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Emilian Cucullatus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2015. Web. 1 December 2015. <>