Humbert of Maroilles


Humbert of Maroilles

Infobox Saint
name=Humbert of Maroilles
birth_date=in 600s
death_date=~680
feast_day=March 25
venerated_in=Roman Catholic Church
birth_place=Mézières-sur-Oise
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titles=Abbot
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attributes=A star on his forehead; a bear carrying Humbert's baggage; with an angel making a cross on Humbert's brow; with an angel showing Humbert the Cross [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/sainth27.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Humbert of Pelagius ] ]
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Humbert of Maroilles (d. ca. 680) was a Frankish monk, abbot, and saint. He founded Maroilles Abbey. He was born at Mézières-sur-Oise in the early 600s. His parents were Blessed Evrard and Popita.

He became a Benedictine monk in Laon and a disciple of St. Amandus. [ [http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=3816 St. Humbert - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online ] ] Humbert was a friend of Aldegundis. [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/sainth27.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Humbert of Pelagius ] ]

In the year 652 he co-founded and became the first abbot of a monastery at Maroilles. [One reference uses the alternate form of Marolles.] Buildings of this monastery are still present there, although the abbey was ruined in the course of the French Revolution. [ [http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=3816 St. Humbert - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online ] ] Saint Curcodomus succeeded him as abbot. [ [http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=2785 St. Curcodomus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online ] ]

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* [http://saints.sqpn.com/sainth27.htm Saint Humbert of Pelagius]


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