Saint of the Day – 20 February – Saint Eucherius of Orleans

The Memorial of Saint Eucherius of Orleans

Saint Eucherius of Orleans Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints

Saint Eucherius of Orleans brief life History

Date of Birth 687 AD
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Bishop of Orléans France
Place of Work Orléans France
Date of Death 20 February 743
Place of Death Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Feast Day 20 February
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of

Saint Eucherius of Orleans Short life History

Saint Eucherius of Orleans was also known as Eucher

She was born to the nobility, Eucherius was a very pious in youth, and highly educated; legend says that his pregnant mother had a dream of an angel who told her that her unborn son would be a holy bishop, and blessed them both.

He took the cowl in Jumièges, Normandy, France in 714. When his uncle Suaveric, bishop of Orleans, France, died, the clergy and faithful asked for Eucherius as his replacement. Eucherius fought the appointment, but finally agreed.

He was an active, evangelizing bishop who often visited the monasteries in his diocese. When Charles Martel confiscated Church property to finance his war against the Saracens, Eucherius protested.

After his victory, Martel exiled the reluctant bishop to Cologne, Germany. There he was greeted enthusiastically, even receiving the position of distributor of the governor’s alms. He was then exiled to Hesbaye in modern Belgium where he retired to the monastery of Sint-Truiden.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Eucherius of Orleans died on 20 February 743 at the monastery of Sint-Tuiden in Belgium of natural causes. His relics enshrined on 11 August 880 and later re-enshrined on 11 August 1169

Saint Eucherius of Orleans