Born wealthy. Benedictine monk at the Saint-Denis abbey near Paris, France where he was chosen abbot in 750. Using his position and family wealth, he expanded the abbey and its ownership of surrounding lands as well as founding new monasteries in Alsace-Lorraine and Alemannia. Coutier, chaplain and counselor to both Pippin and Blessed Charlemagne. Diplomat. Travelled to war with Charlemagne, helped obtained papal approval for Pepin as king, and was on hand for the most significant events in the formation of the early kingdom of the Franks. Delegate for Pippin when Ravenna was conferred the Papal States in 756. Worked to insure closer ties between the Franks and the Vatican.
- “Saint Fulrad of Saint Denis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 July 2016. Web. 24 January 2017. <>