Thursday, October 9, 2014


Saint Gilbert of Meaux
Feast day :13 February
Born Vermandois, France
Died 1009.  Meaux, France of natural causes
Relics enshrined in the cathedral of Meaux in 1491
Relics enshrined in the cathedral of Meaux in 1545
Relics destroyed by Huguenots in 1562

Studied at Saint Quentin. Archdeacon and then bishop of Meaux, France in 995.
Gilbert of Meaux died 13 February 1015, later known as Saint Gilbert of Meaux, was originally from Vermandois. He was the first canon in Saint-Quentin and then became bishop of Meaux.

He subscribed to a charter for the abbey of Saint-Denis. He gave donations to several other monasteries in Ile de France.

Gilbert was appointed bishop in 995 on the death of Archanrad who had appointed him archdeacon of the church. He appended his seal on a charter for the Abbey of St. Denis 998 and 1008, on a charter from King Robert in favor of the abbey of St. Peter of Melun 1005 and shared the property of the Church of Meaux between the bishop and his chapter.

 Several miracles were purported to have taken place at his tomb he was buried in front of the high altar of Meaux Cathedral. His relics were desanctified by the Huguenots in 1562.

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