Blessed Bertrand of Grand-Selve



Monk known for daily Gospel study and meditation; he was known to have heavenly visions during Mass. Noted preacher who travelled to southern France to work against the Albigensian heretics; the Albigensians forced him to flee to Italy for two years for his own safety. Reforming abbot of the monastery of Grandselve, Toulouse, France, he revitalized the house and joined it to the Cistercians on 31 May 1145.


Additional Information


He was a man of incomparable simplicity and purity of heart, to all lovable for sweetness and meekness, strong in adversity, great in love. – one of his brother monks writing about Blessed Bertrand

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bertrand of Grand-Selve“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 July 2018. Web. 28 July 2021. <>