Saint Virgilius of Arles

Also known as

  • Virgil

Memorial

Profile

Educated at the monastery at Lerins on the island of Saint Honorat. Monk. Abbot at Lerins. Abbot at Saint-Symphorien at Autun, France. Archbishop of Arles, France, appointed by Pope Saint Gregory the Great. Papal vicar in Gaul. Ordained Saint Augustine of Canterbury. Had to be reprimanded by Saint Gregory for coercing Jews, and allowing their forced “conversion”. Constructed several churches in Arles.

Born

Died

  • c.618 of natural causes
  • miracles reported at his tomb

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Virgilius of Arles“. Saints.SQPN.com. 17 February 2014. Web. 25 April 2014. <>