Book of Saints – Hugh of Grenoble


(Saint) Bishop (April 1) (12th century) Born near Valence in Dauphine (A.D. 1053), he entered the Ecclesiastical state and acquired a canonry in that city. Later, Hugh, Archbishop of Lyons, invited him to labour in his Diocese. In a Synod held at Avignon (A.D. 1080) he was appointed Bishop of Grenoble, and received Episcopal consecration in Rome at the hands of Saint Gregory VII. The Church of Grenoble was at that time infected with simony and usury; but Saint Hugh rapidly reformed its discipline. After two years of Episcopate he repaired to the monastery of Chaise-Dieu in Auvergne, where he remained for one year, thence returning to Grenoble at the Pope’s command. He allotted to Saint Bruno, Founder of the Carthusians, and to his companions, the desert of the Chartreuse for their monastery. After forty years of severe physical and moral suffering, a holy death (A.D. 1132) closed his long and useful Episcopate.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hugh of Grenoble”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2016. Web. 27 September 2020. <>