(923-1008) Confessor, born near Annecy, Savoy (France); died Novara (Italy). Having become archdeacon of Aosta, 966, he spent 42 years laboring among the ignorant and idolatrous people of the Alps, making many conversions and performing miracles. He is best known as the founder (c.962) of the Augustinian hospices at the Great and Little Saint Bernard passes in the Alps. Represented in art chaining a demon to the mountains. Relics in the monastery at Novara; head in the monastery of Mont-joye, Aosta. Canonized, 1681. Feast, 15 June.