The only son of a member of the court of King Dagobert I. Educated by Saint Ouen of Rouen. Monk of Rébais Abbey at age 20. Abbot of Rébais. He spent some time travelling to various monasteries, studying their Rules, constitutions and methods of mangement. Founded Jumièges Abbey on land he received as a gift from King Clovis II. He created a Rule for the Abbey, and served as its first abbot. Imprisoned and then exiled for opposition to Ebroin. Founded the monastery of Noirmoutier. Abbot of Luçon Abbey. Returning from exile, he founded the monastery of Cunaut and a convent at Pavilly, and helped restore Quinçay. The filbert, or hazelnut, is said to have been named for him as it ripens in England around the time of his feast day.
- 684 on the island of Héri, France of natural causes
- interred in Noirmoutier Abbey
- when the monks abandoned Noirmoutier in 836 due to Viking invasion, they took Philibert’s relics with them
- the relics were housed in five different abbeys during the next 39 years
- relics moved to the Saint Philibert Abbey in Tournus, France in 875
- “Saint Philibert of Jumièges“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2010. Web. 26 May 2015. <>