Blessed Germain of Talloires

statue of Blessed Germain of Talloires, date and artist unknown; part of the shrine to Blessed Germain in the grotto de Saint-Germain de Talloires, Haute-Savoie; photographed on 28 December 2015 by B. Brassoud; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Germain of Montfort
  • German…
  • Germano…



Brother of Saint Ruph. Studied theology at the University of Paris, France for several years where he worked with and served as tutor to Saint Bernard of Menthon. Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Savigney in the Savoy region of France. WIth several other brother monks, he founded the monastery of Talloires, France c.1018, and served as its first prior. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands. He spent his final years, beginning about 1033, as a hermit living in a cave near Lac d’Annecy; a church is now built above the cave. The town of Saint-Germain-de-Joux, France is named for him.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Germain of Talloires“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 June 2018. Web. 23 June 2021. <>