The Memorial of Saint Felix of Valois
Saint Felix of Valois is the Patron Saint of Hermits
Saint Felix of Valois Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Not Married who became Saints
Saint Felix of Valois brief life History
|Date of Birth||April 16, 1127|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Profession||Hermit and a co-founder (with Saint John of Matha) of the Trinitarian Order.|
|Place of Work||Monastery of Cerfroid, Brumetz, Picardy, France|
|Date of Death||November 4, 1212 (aged 85)|
|Place of Death||Monastery of Cerfroid, Brumetz, Picardy (now the department of Aisne), France|
|Saint Felix of Valois Feast Day||November 20|
|Beatification||By Not Available|
|Canonization||By Pope Urban IV on May 1, 1262 in Rome|
|Patron Saint of||Hermits|
Saint Felix of Valois Feast Day Short life History
Saint Felix of Valois was also known as Hugh of Valois.
He was son of Count Raoul de Vermandois et de Valois and Alienor de Champagne. As a child, Felix received the blessings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and Pope Innocent II. Educated at the abbey of Clairvaux.
As a young man, following his parents’ extremely disruptive divorce, he renounced his wealth and took the name Felix. Cistercian monk at Clairvaux. Hermit in the Italian Alps. Priest.
He became a Hermit in the forest of Galeresse, diocese of Meaux, France. He was a friend and spiritual teacher of Saint John of Matha. The two of them founded the Order of the Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives (Trinitarians; Redemptionists) in order to ransom Christians held as slaves by Moors in Spain and Northern Africa.
The Order received papal approval on 17 December 1198, and within 40 years there were over 600 houses worldwide. Today there are around 600 members of the Order working in prison ministries in over twenty countries continuing over 800 years of ministry.
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She died 4 November 1212 at the Cerfroi monastery, Picardy, France of natural causes. Buried in the church in Cerfroi, which became a pilgrimage destination