Book of Saints – Eucherius – 16 November


EUCHERIUS (Saint) Bishop (November 16) (5th century) Of very illustrious birth and remarkable for his learning and eloquence, Eucherius married a lady called Galla, by whom he had two sons. These he placed in the Abbey of Lerins, then just founded, and both later became Bishops. He himself in A.D. 422 retired to the same monastery, whilst Galla took the veil. In his solitude he wrote several works on ” Contempt of the World,” conspicuous not only for piety but also for eloquence of diction and mastery of the Latin tongue. In A.D. 434 he was compelled to accept the Archbishopric of Lyons, where he laboured with great fruit till his death A.D. 450. His name is among those of the Fathers who subscribed the Acts of the First Council of Orange.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Eucherius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2013. Web. 23 November 2020. <>