Saint Gaugericus

Also known as

  • Gau
  • Gery
  • Gagericus

Memorial

Profile

Son of Gaudentius and Austadiola. Pious youth. Ordained as a deacon when he showed he knew all the Psalms by heart. Priest, ordained by Saint Magnericus of Trier. Bishop of the dioceses of Cambrai and of Arras, Gaul for 39 years beginning c.586. He convinced his people to destroy their old pagan idols; when there were only a few left in private hands, he bought them and destroyed them himself. Tirelessly travelled his territory, and spent largely to ransom prisoners. Attended the Council of Paris in 614.

Born

Died

Canonized

Representation

  • mitred bishop without his crosier, right hand lifted in a gesture of benediction and left folded upon his breast

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gaugericus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 July 2013. Web. 23 April 2014. <>