Saint Felix of Nantes

statue of Saint Félix of Nantes; date unknown, sculptor unknown; Chapelle du Crucifix, Croisic, France; photographed on 19 September 2014 by Llann Wé²; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Born to the nobility, received a good education, and was very fluent in Greek. Ordained in 540. Bishop of Nantes, France for 33 years; he was married at the time he was chosen, and his wife became a nun. Attended the synods in Paris, France in 557 and 573, and in Tours, France in 567. Peacemaker between warring leaders in his region.


  • c.515 in the Aquitaine region of modern France




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Felix of Nantes“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 June 2020. Web. 7 December 2021. <>