Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu – Saint of the Day – April 17

Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu Biography

Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu Profile. Born: 11th century in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: April 17 1067 in France. Feast Day is celebrated on April 17.

The Memorial of Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu – Saint of the Day

Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu 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 11th century
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Monk
Place of Work France
Date of Death April 17 1067
Place of Death France
Feast Day April 17
Beatification Beatified by Pre-Congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pope Alexander II in 1070, Pope Blessed Urban II in 1095, Pope Clement VI in 1351
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Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu
Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu

Saint’s Biography

Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu was born about 1000 in the of the forests of Auvergne in France. He was from a royal family on the mother’s side and on the father’s side; he belonged to the family of the Count of Aurillac. Saint Robert related to the saint Gerald of Aurillac (855-909). As a young man, his parents sent him to the cannons at the Saint-Julien church in Brioude to receive school education for the children of the nobility in Auvergne. In 1026 he became a priest and occupied himself with the cannons.

In Brioude, the entire community loved him for his efforts to improve their lives. He built a hospital for pilgrims and poor people from their own resources and even used those who were most ill. But he felt an increasing desire for a deeper spiritual life and finally made his way to Cluny to become involved in the monastery.

Robert became more and more convinced that God called him something else, and soon he embarked on a pilgrimage to Rome. He prayed by the graves of the apostles for clarity. During a visit to Monte Cassino, he made sure he would be a monk or hermit. Stefan and Dalmatius joined him in his adventure. There they lived a life of prayer and manual work and provided for their own needs, helped the poor, and preached.

Death

Robert died on April 17, 1067, and miracles attributed to him both before and after his death. He was already so famous and considered that Pope Alexander II already canonized him three years later, in 1070, and wrote him into the saint’s calendar.