Saint Agericus of Verdun

Also known as

  • Aguy of Verdun
  • Airy of Verdun
  • Algeric of Verdun

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Born to a poor farm family. Parish priest at Saint Peter and Paul Church, Verdun, France. Bishop of Verdun in 554. Advisor to King Childebert II. Noted for his generosity to the poor. Reputed miracle worker in his later years.

Once a local rebel leader named Bertifroi sought sanctuary in the chapel of bishop Agericus in Verdun. Though a member of the royal court himself, Agericus defended the rebel’s right to sanctuary in a house of God. The king‘s men, however, ignored the tradition and the bishop, broke into the chapel, and killed Bertefroi.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Agericus of Verdun”. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 May 2012. Web. 20 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-agericus-of-verdun/>