April 17 - Saint Robert of Chaise-Dieu

Quick Facts
  • Relative of Saint Gerald of Aurillac.
  • Priest.
  • Canon of Saint Julian's church at Brioude where he founded a hospice for the poor.
  • Monk at Cluny under the direction of Saint Odilo.
  • Pilgrim to Rome.
  • Retired to Brioude near Auvergne where he attracted so many followers that the great Benedictine abbey of Casa Dei (House of God) or Chaise-Dieu (Chair of God) with 300 monks.
  • Spiritual teacher of Saint Adelemus.