Saint Bercharius

Saint BerchariusAlso known as

  • Bercario
  • Bererus

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Godson of Saint Nivard of Rheims; student of Saint Remaclus of Maestricht. Monk at Luxeuil Abbey under the leadership of Saint Walbert. First abbot of Hautvillers Abbey; he expanded it and built other houses, one of which was populated by brothers who were redeemed slaves. First abbot of Montier-en-Der Abbey. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy and to the Holy Lands, bringing back relics for his houses. Venerated as a martyr as he died defending the principles of his religious order.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bercharius“. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 October 2014. Web. 22 December 2014. <>