St Baudelius of Nimes – Feast Day – May 20

Today is Saturday, January 28, 2023

St Baudelius of Nimes, also known as Baldiri, Basile, Baudelio, Baudile, Baudilio, Baudilus, Bausile, Boal, or Boi, was a married lay evangelist born in the 3rd century AD in Orleans, France. He was beheaded and died as a martyr in Nîmes, France for preaching against false gods. We celebrate his feast day on May 20 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Baudelius of Nimes – Feast Day

St Baudelius of Nimes Biography

Date of Birth

3rd century AD

Country/Place of Birth

Orleans, France


Lay evangelist

Place of Work


Date of Death

late 3rd century

Place of Death

Nîmes, France

Feast Day

May 20



Patron Saint of


Saint’s Biography

Saint Baudelius of Nimes was a married Lay. He and his wife evangelized the region of Nîmes. He was beheaded for interrupting a pagan sacrifice.

Baudelius’s cult spread very far from Nîmes: many localities bear his name and over 400 religious buildings are dedicated to him, in France and Spain.

Saint Baudelius of Nimes
St. Baudelius of Nimes

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