Blessed Roger of Verdun



Born to the nobility. Courtier to Emperor Lothair III of Süpplingenburg. Having heard Saint Norbert of Xanten preach, Roger gave up the worldly life to become a wandering Premonstratensian preacher. Monk at the Prémontré monastery in Laon, France. In 1135 he was assigned by Blessed Hugh of Fosse to lead a group of monks at the monastery of Saint-Paul in Verdun, France; he served as their abbot until his death, and under his leadership the house grew to 300 brothers.



  • 1138 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Roger of Verdun“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2015. Web. 29 November 2021. <>