Saint Brocard

detail of a stained glass window in the Notre-Dame-des-Carmes church in Pont-l'Abbé in Finistère, France, date and artist unknown; photographed on 11 July 2016 by Thesupermat; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Brocardo, Brocardus, Burchard, Brochard



Monk on Mount Carmel who was chosen prior of his house. Around the year 1210, he asked Saint Albert, patriarch of Jerusalem, to write a Rule for the monks. This Rule became the foundation for the Carmelite Order. Pope Honorius III objected to its use because it did not have his prior approval. The Pope received a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary who supported the rule; Honorius gave his approval. Brocard ruled his house for 35 years, setting an example for devotion to the Rule, and gaining great respect from the region’s Muslims.



  • 1231 of natural causes


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Brocard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 April 2020. Web. 22 September 2021. <>