Saint Goar of Aquitaine

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Goar of Acquitaine; c.1450, artist unknown; Collegiate Church of Saint Goar am Rhein, Germany; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Priest. In 519, to serve God anonymously, he migrated to the area around Trier, Germany, and became a hermit in a cell at Oberwesel on the Rhein. Well known for sanctity, prophecies, and miracles. Refused the archbishopric of Trier. Charlemagne built a stately church over Goar’s hermitage, around which the town of Saint Guvet grew on the left bank of the Rhine between Wesel and Boppard.


  • in Aquitaine (part of modern France)





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Goar of Aquitaine“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 April 2021. Web. 17 September 2021. <>