Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Rigobert, or Robert, Bishop


He was abbot of Orbais, afterward bishop of Rheims, was favoured with the gift of miracles, and suffered an unjust banishment under Charles Martel. He was recalled by Pepin, but finding Milo in possession of his see, retired to Gernicour, a village four or five leagues from Rheims, where he led a retired life in the exercises of penance and prayer. He died about the year 750, and was buried in the church of Saint Peter at Gernicour, which he had built. Hinomar, the fifth bishop from him, translated his relics to the abbey of Saint Theodoric, and nine years after, to the church of Saint Dionysius at Rheims. Fulco, Hincmar’s successor, removed them into the metropolitan church of our lady, in which the greater part is preserved in a rich shrine; but a portion is kept in the church of Saint Dionysius there, and another portion in the cathedral of Paris, where a chapel bears his name.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Rigobert, or Robert, Bishop”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 January 2013. Web. 29 November 2020. <>