- Stephen of Aubazine
- Stephen of Vielzot
Pious youth. Priest. Hermit with another priest named Pierre. The pair’s reputation for holiness drew so many spiritual students that c.1134, with the approval of the bishop of Tulle, France, they founded a monastery composed of many small huts in the forest. The monks were noted for their severe austerity, and spent most of their time in prayer and study. Nearby at Coyroux they founded a convent for 150 nuns along similar lines.
As there was no written Rule for the community, c.1142 Stephen joined the Cistercians, and the monks and nuns in the forest followed suit. He affiliated his house with the Cistercians in 1147, and served as abbot.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Medieval Religion Listserv, by John Dillon
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Stephen of Obazine“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 March 2013. Web. 9 December 2013. <>