Saint Gerald of Aurillac

statue of Saint Gerald of Aurillac, date and artist unknown; church of Saint-Geraud, Cantal, France; photographed on 23 June 2015 by Père Igor; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

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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.

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  • “Saint Gerald of Aurillac“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 May 2016. Web. 26 August 2016. <>