Saint Gislenus

detail from an old French holy card of Saint GislenusAlso known as

  • Apostle of Hainault
  • Ghislain
  • Gislain
  • Gisleno
  • Gisileno
  • Guislain



Frankish hermit. Lived in a forest in Hainault, Belgium. His reputation for holiness attracted many disciples for whom he built and governed an abbey, now known as Saint-Ghislain, near Mons, Belgium. Spiritual teacher of Saint Waltrude, Saint Lambert, and Saint Valerius.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gislenus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2018. Web. 28 October 2021. <>