Saint Goar of Aquitaine

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Priest. In 519, to serve God anonymously, he migrated to the area around Trier, Germany, and became a hermit in a cell at Oberwesel on the Rhein. Well known for sanctity, prophecies, and miracles. Refused the archbishopric of Trier. Charlemagne built a stately church over Goar’s hermitage, around which the town of Saint Guvet grew on the left bank of the Rhine between Wesel and Boppard.

Born

  • in Aquitaine (part of modern France)

Died

Canonized

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Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Goar of Aquitaine“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 July 2013. Web. 22 December 2014. <>