Saint Ilpidius of Brioude

Also known as

  • Ilpid
  • Ilpide
  • Ilpidus



Raised a pagan, Ilpidius was an adult convert to Christianity who, after coming to the faith, sold all he had, gave his wealth to the poor, and lived as a hermit in the valley of the Allier River in central France. Known for a great devotion to the saints and their relics. He buried the martyrs Saint Julian of Auvergne and Saint Privatus of Mende. Martyred in the persecutions of Valerian for refusing to denounce Christianity. The village of Saint-Ilpize, France is named for him.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ilpidius of Brioude“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2020. Web. 18 April 2021. <>