Saint Heldrad of Novalese

detail of a fresco of Saint Heldrad of Novalese receiving the habit of his Order, Novalesa Abbey, 11th century, artist unknown; photographed on 27 October 2007 by Duvilar; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Aldradus
  • Eldrad
  • Eldrado
  • Eldradus
  • Heldradus
  • Heltrodus



Born wealthy, he spent his fortune on charity, then made a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy as a mendicant. Benedictine monk at the Abbey Saints Peter and Andrew at Novalese in the Alps in 726, a community with many former pilgrims. Abbot of the house for 30 years during which he greatly expanded the library and built a hospice for the safety of travellers on Mount Cenis.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Heldrad of Novalese“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 January 2019. Web. 9 May 2021. <>