Friday, January 17, 2020

Saint Gall of Clermont – Saint of the Day – July 1

St. Gall Biography

Saint Gall of Clermont Profile. Born: 489 AD in France, Europe. Worked in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Died: 554 AD in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Feast Day is celebrated on July 1.

Saint of the Day

St. Gall of Clermont Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

489 AD

Country of Birth

France of Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Bishops



Place of Work

Clermont-Ferrand, France

Date of Death

554 AD

Place of Death

Clermont-Ferrand, France

Feast Day

July 1


Beatified by N/A


Canonized by Pre-Congregation

Patron Saint of



Saint Gall of Clermont was born to Gallic nobility. He was related to Saint Vettius Apagatus. He refused to take part in an arranged marriage to the daughter of an imperial senator. For this reason, he left for the monastery at Cournon near Auvergne, France.

He was a monk for a period of time. Then became a deacon under St. Quinctian. Whom he represented at the court of king Theirry.

St. Gall was the sixteenth bishop of Clermont from 527 – 551 AD. Gal had a major part in the politics of the church as the Council of Clermont was hosted under his episcopate in 535 AD. He was also the uncle and teacher to Gregory of Tours. Gal had a reputation as a miracle worker and as a man that was so meek and humble. For this reason, most who sought to attack him were converted by his gentleness.

Saint Gall of Clermont
Saint Gall of Clermont