- Gaudentius Auxerensis
Bishop of Ossero, Istria (in modern Croatia) in 1030. Falsely accused by some of the nobility who objected to his spiritual reforms, Guadentius travelled to Rome, Italy in 1032 to defend his name. On the way home, he fell ill in Ancona, and stayed there to recover. He then resigned his see, and became a Benedictine monk under Saint Peter Damian.
- in Tržic, Istria (in modern Croatia)
- 31 May 1044 in Ancona, Italy of natural causes
- legend says that on 31 May 1144, a century to the day after his death, the relics of Gaudentius, stored in an iron-bound chest, floated ashore in Osor, Croatia as all the church bells rang by themselves
- relics in the Church of Saint Guadentius, Osor, Croatia
- “Saint Gaudentius of Ossero“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2009. Web. 22 February 2017. <>