Saint Agricola of Avignon

detail of a stained glass window depicting Saint Agricola, date and artist unknown; church of Saint Agricol in Avignon, France; photographed on 13 September 2011 by Reinhardhauke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Agricolus of Bologna
  • Agricol of…
  • Agricolus of…



Son of Saint Magnus of Avignon, a Gallo-Roman senator who became a monk and then bishop. Agricola moved to Lerins, France, his father‘s see, at age 14. Monk there at age 16. Ordained in Lerins. Co-bishop of Avignon with his father in 660. Bishop in 670. Built a church and Benedictine convent in Avignon, the church staffed with his brother monks. Noted preacher, and famous for his charity and defense of the poor and sick against civil authorities. His blessing ended an invasion of storks, leading to his patronage of them, and his emblem in art. His prayers were said to produce rain, good weather and fine harvests.



  • c.700 of natural causes




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Agricola of Avignon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 April 2020. Web. 22 September 2021. <>