Blessed Delphine

Blessed DelphineAlso known as

  • Delphina



Born to the nobility, daughter of the Lord of Puimichel, France. Orphaned in infancy; raised by her aunt, the abbess of the convent of Saint Catherine in Sorbo. Franciscan tertiary. Married at age 16 to Saint Elzear, Count of Sarban, Franciscan tertiary, and godfather to Pope Urban V; the couple lived chastely. Became a lady in waiting to Queen Sanchia in Naples. Widow, Elzear dying of natural causes while on a trip to Paris, France. When Queen Sanchia died, she sold her vast estates, gave the proceeds to the poor, and retired to Provence where she lived her remaining years in seclusion.


  • 1283 at the Chateau-Puimichel in Languedoc (modern Puy-en-Velay, France)




MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Delphine“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2020. Web. 22 September 2021. <>