Saints of the Day – Hugh of Rouen

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Hugues; date unknown, artist unknown; Basilica of Bonsecours, France; photographed on 13 September 2012 by Giogo; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for image sourceArticle

Died 730. Saint Hugh became a monk at either Fontenelle or Jumièges at a very early age. Then he was called to be primicerius of Metz and, shortly thereafter, in 722, bishop of Rouen and Paris while still abbot of Fontenelle and Jumièges. During his tenure in these offices Hugh fostered piety and learning. Before his death, however, he resigned them all and died at Jumièges as a simple monk (Benedictines).

In art, Saint Hugh is a bishop with a monstrance that the devil tries to wrest from him (Roeder). He is venerated at Fontenelle, Jumièges (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 May 2020. Web. 20 October 2021. <>