Pictorial Lives of the Saints – Saint Claude, Archbishop

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The province of Eastern Burgundy received great lustre from this glorious Saint. He was born at Salins, about the year 603, and was both the model and the oracle of the clergy of Besancon, when, upon the death of Archbishop Gervaise, about the year 683, he was chosen to be his sucessor, ill served to be compared to the Antonines and Pacomiuses, and his monastery to those of ancient Egypt. Manual labor, silence, prayer, reading of pious books, especially the Holy Bible, fasting, watching, humility, obedience, poverty, mortification, and the close union of their hearts with God, made up the whole occupation of these fervent servants of God, and were the rich patrimony which Saint Claude left to his disciples. He died in 703.

MLA Citation

  • John Dawson Gilmary Shea. “”. Pictorial Lives of the Saints, 1889. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 June 2018. Web. 1 August 2021. <>