Book of Saints – Aurelia


AURELIA (Saint) Virgin (October 15) (11th century) Said to have been a princess of France, of the family of Hugues Capet, and to have fled in disguise to Strasbourg, in order to escape a marriage arranged against her will by her parents. Following the advice of Saint Wolfgang, Bishop of Ratisbon, who penetrated her disguise, she embraced the life of a Solitary and took up her abode in a hermitage where she remained for about fifty-two years. The fame of her sanctity, borne witness to by several miracles, was already widespread at the time of her holy death in the year 1027. Her relics were worthily enshrined, and her hermitage converted into a chapel which became a place of popular pilgrimage.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aurelia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. August 2012. Web. 23 October 2020. <>