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

Profession

Lay evangelist

Place of Work

France

Date of Death

late 3rd century

Place of Death

Nîmes, France

Feast Day

May 20

Canonization

Pre-Congregation

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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