Blessed Gilbert of Neufontaines

statue of Blessed Gilbert of Neuffontaines; from the workshops of Georg Anton Machein, 1715-1717; church of Saint Magnus, Bad Schussenried, Germany; photographed in September 2011 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Gilbert of Auvergne



Born to the nobility of Aquitaine. Married to Petronilla, father of Pontia. Fought in the Crusades with King Louis VII from 1146 to 1149. When he returned home he convinced his wife and family to let him follow a call to religious life. Hermit. Premonstratensian monk. Founder and abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery at Neufontaines, which was noted for its hospital where Gilbert cared for the sick.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gilbert of Neufontaines“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 June 2017. Web. 27 November 2021. <>