Saint Contentius of Bayeux

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Contest, bishop of Bayeux; Duval et Panchet Bellerose, 1839; chapel of Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Contest and Sainte-Honorine, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux, France; photographed on 16 August 2012 by Giogo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Contestus



Bishop of Bayeux, Normandy, France, from 480 until his death. He was so zealous in his preaching the proper way to live that he angered many powerful local people, and occasionally had to withdraw to live as a hermit for his own safety.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Contentius of Bayeux“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>