Saint Lauto of Coutances

detail of a statue depicting Saint Lo healing a woman's blindness; date and artist unknown; Courcy, France; photographed on 30 October 2011 by Xfigpower; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Laud
  • Laudo
  • Laudus
  • Launus

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Bishop of Coutances, France in 528; he served for 40 years. Participated in the conclave of bishops in Angers, France c.529. Noted for his healing miracles, especially of eye problems. The town of Briovere and Lauto’s estate became the modern city of Saint-Lô in northern France, and a healing spring at Courcy, France dedicated to him is a pilgrimage site.

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  • c.568 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Lauto of Coutances“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2010. Web. 30 August 2015. <>