Saint Humbert of Pelagius

Saint Humbert of PelagiusAlso known as

  • Humbert of Marolles
  • Humbert of Maroilles



Born to the nobility, the son of Blessed Evrard and Popita. He was a pious youth, and became Benedictine monk at Laon, France while still a very young man. Priest.

When his parents died, Humbert returned to the world to manage their estate. He took in Saint Amand of Maastricht as a visitor, became his spiritual student, and made a pilgrimage with him to Rome. He retired to Amand‘s abbey at Elnone to live as a prayerful monk. Co-founded and richly endowed the monastery of Maroilles on the Hespres in Flanders, and became its first abbot. Friend of Saint Aldegundis and Saint Cunibert of Maroilles





  • man with an angel showing him the Cross
  • man with an angel making a cross on his brow
  • man with a star on his forehead
  • man with a bear carrying his baggage
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Humbert of Pelagius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2015. Web. 27 November 2015. <>