Blessed Hugh of Bonnevaux

Memorial

Profile

Nephew of Saint Hugh of Grenoble. Cistercian Bendictine monk at Mezieres Abbey, joining the Order in 1138. Abbot at Leoncel, France in 1163. Monk at Bonnevaux Abbey in 1169. Noted for gifts of spiritual discernment and for his ministry as an exorcist. Mediated the conflict between Pope Alexander III and Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in 1177.

Born

Died

  • 1194 of natural causes
  • interred in the church in Bonnevaux Abbey
  • miracles reported at his grave
  • grave disturbed during the Reformation
  • relics re-interred in 1743
  • relics moved to a new chapel in 1966

Beatified

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Hugh of Bonnevaux“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 March 2014. Web. 26 October 2014. <>