Saint Desideratus of Bourges

Also known as

  • Desire
  • Dezydery
  • Desiderato



His was a pious family; his parents turned their home into a hospital, and his brothers, Deodato and Didier, died as a martyrs. Desideratus was a courtier and advisor to king Clotaire. Fought simony and heresy. He wished to retire to life as a monk, but was chosen to serve as bishop of Bourges, France in 541. Attended the 5th Council of Orleans in 549, and the 2nd Council of Auvergne. Fought against Nestorianism.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Desideratus of Bourges”. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 May 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>