Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Gildard, or Godard, Bishop of Rouen, Confessor

Saint Godard of RouenArticle

He is commemorated jointly with Saint Medard in the Roman Martyrology, and in the new Paris and old Sarum Breviaries. He assisted at the first council of Orleans in 511, and governed the see of Rouen with great zeal during the space of fifteen years. He was buried at Saint Mary’s in Rouen, which is since called Saint Gildard’s, or in French Saint Godard’s. In the Norman incursions his body was translated to Saint Medard’s at Soissons, and still remains there. That he was brother of Saint Medard was unknown to Fortunatus, Gregory of Tours, etc.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Gildard, or Godard, Bishop of Rouen, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 June 2013. Web. 18 September 2021. <>