Saints of the Day – Rigobert of Rheims

detail of an illustration depicting the consecration as bishop of Saint Rigobert of Rheims; Flemish miniature in a French language version of the Golden Legend, c.1470, artist unknownArticle

Died c.745. Rigobert was a monk and abbot of Orbais, who was elevated to the bishopric of Rheims. For political reasons, Charles Martel banished Rigobert from his see to Gascony. He willingly returned to Orbais and resumed his monastic life there. On being recalled to Rheims, he persuaded the intruded prelate to retain possession of the see and Rigobert became a hermit. This saint is celebrated for his patient endurance of these and numerous similar trials. Rigobert gained the reputation of great sanctity for his dedication to retirement and prayer (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 December 2020. Web. 20 January 2021. <>