Saint Gerald of Aurillac

stained glass window of Saint Gerald of Aurillac, date and artist unknown; photographed on 10 October 2016 by Père Igor; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Geraud



Born to the nobility, the son of Count Gerard and Saint Adeltrude of Aurillac. The boy suffered from several illnesses in his youth, and eventually went blind. Upon his father‘s death, Gerald became Count of Aurillac himself; he then gave away his possessions and dedicated himself to God and service. Though he never joined an order or house, he lived in chastity, and recited the Divine Office each day. Built a church and abbey on his property.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gerald of Aurillac“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 July 2020. Web. 18 January 2022. <>