Saint-Riquier Abbey

[Saint-Riquier Abbey]
Founded

  • c.625 by Riquier, son of the governor of the town around the abbey

About

Benedictine abbey. Supported by King Dagobert I. It prospered under the abbacy of Angilbert, son-in-law of Blessed Charlemagne. The counts of Ponthieu sent their sons who were going into religious or clerical life to the abbey for education. Part of the diocese of Amiens, France. Held estates in England. Burned by English soldiers in 1544; it was re-built afterwards, but never achieved its previous prominence. The treasury includes a copper cross said to be the work of Saint Eligius.

Monks of Saint-Riquier

    MLA Citation

    • “Saint-Riquier Abbey”. Gazetteer of the Faith. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 November 2009. Web. 29 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-riquier-abbey/>