Saint Eucherius of Lyon


Memorial

Profile

Born to the nobility, well educated, and known for his learning and as a gifted speaker. Married to a lady name Galla, and father of at least two sons who served as bishops, one of whom was Saint Veranus of Vence. In 422 he became a monk at Lérins, France, and Galla became a nun. Wrote works on asceticism. Reluctant bishop of Lyons, France in 434. Presided over the Council of Orange in 441. Worked with Saint Hilary of Arles.

Died

  • 449 of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eucherius of Lyon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 November 2013. Web. 24 April 2014. <>