Saint Emilian Cucullatus

Also 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. 10 November 2010. Web. 8 October 2015. <>