Saint Eucherius of Lyon

statue of Saint Eucherius of Lyon, Beaumont-de-Pertuis, taken in February 2008 by Paul Munhoven; swiped off WikipediaMemorial


Born to the nobility, well educated, and known for his learning and as a gifted speaker. Married to Galla, who became a nun in later life; father of at least two sons – Saint Veranus of Vence and Saint Salonius of Geneva. In 422 he became a monk at Lérins, France, and Galla became a nun. Wrote works on asceticism. Reluctant bishop of Lyons, France in 434. Presided over the Council of Orange in 441. Worked with Saint Hilary of Arles.


  • 449 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eucherius of Lyon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 September 2016. Web. 26 October 2016. <>