Book of Saints – Hilary of Mende


(Chely) (Saint) Bishop (October 25) (6th century) Born in the South of France at Mende (anciently, Gavalius or Javoux) he received Baptism when come to man’s estate, and lived for some time a hermit’s life on the banks of the River Tarn. Joined by others, he built a monastery, himself retiring however to the Abbey of Lerins to learn thoroughly the Rule of Monks. On his return he was made Bishop of Mende, and as such assisted at the Council of Clermont (A.D. 535). Few particulars concerning him are extant; but he appears to have passed to a better world about A.D. 540.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hilary of Mende”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2013. Web. 27 September 2020. <>