New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Gal

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Confessor (c.490-551), Bishop of Clermont-Ferrand, France (527-551). Of a senatorial family of Auvergne, he early embraced the monastic life, and was elevated to the See of Clermont, 527. The chief, event of his episcopate was the Council of Clermont, 535, which drew up 17 canons, 16 of which have become laws of the Universal Church. He assisted at the Council of Orleans, 541, which decreed the abolition of slavery, and at the 5th council, 549, at which the errors of Eutyches and Nestorius were condemned. Feast, 3 July.

Another Saint Gal, Bishop of Clermont (640-650), is honored on 1 November.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gal”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 August 2013. Web. 26 December 2014. <>