Saint Remigius of Rouen

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Remigious, date and artist unknown; Basilique Notre-Dame, Bonsecours, France; photographed on 13 September 2012 by Giogo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Remigio
  • Remedius
  • Remi



Son of Charles Martel. Archbishop of Rouen, France in 755. He served as ambassador to the court of King Desiderio of the Lombards with a commission to negotiate the return of Church lands. Remigius worked for the use of the Roman rite in the Gallic Church in general, and the Gregorian chant in his diocese. He participated in the synod of Attigny in 765.

Legend says that he was assigned by King Pepin the Short to take the relics of Saint Benedict of Nursia from Fleury-sur-Loire in Gaul to Montecassino in Italy. When Remigius opened the tomb, he was struck blind and paralyzed with fear; he returned to normal when the abbot prayed over him, and immediately refused to move the relics.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Remigius of Rouen“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2021. Web. 17 October 2021. <>