Saint Gerald of Aurillac

icon of Saint Geraud d'Aurillac; date unknown, artist unknown; swiped off the Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Geraud



Born to the nobility, the son of Count Gerard and Saint Adeltrude of Aurillac. The boy suffered from several illnesses in his youth, and eventually went blind. Upon his father‘s death, Gerald became Count of Aurillac himself; he then gave away his possessions and dedicated himself to God and service. Though he never joined an order or house, he lived in chastity, and recited the Divine Office each day. Built a church and abbey on his property.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gerald of Aurillac“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 October 2015. Web. 6 May 2016. <>