Gaugericus

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Saint Gaugericus
Born ~550
Died August 11, ~626
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine Cambrai
Feast August 11; 18 November for the exhumation of his relics; 24 September for the translation of his relics
Attributes bishop, mitre on head, without his crosier, right hand lifted in a gesture of benediction and left folded upon his breast.
Patronage Cambrai; Brussels; Braine-le-Comte

Saint Gaugericus, in French Saint Géry (also known as Gorik, Gau; in Walloon, Djèri) (ca. 550—August 11, ca. 626) was a bishop of Cambrai. He was born to Roman parents, Gaudentius and Austadiola, at Eposium (present Carignan). Tradition states that the bishop of Trier, Magneric, was so impressed with the piety of the young Gaugericus that he had the young man ordained. Gaugericus filled the see of Cambrai-Arras around 585 at the consent of Childebert II.

Gaugericus was consecrated by Egidius, bishop of Reims. He devoted himself to fighting paganism, ransoming captives and visiting rural districts. He paid his respects to King Chlothar II, the new lord of Cambrai after the death of Childebert, and assisted at the Council of Paris in 614. He was buried in the church of Saint Médard, which he had founded at Cambrai.

Saint-Géry Island, in Brussels, is named after him.

Veneration[edit]

Veneration occurred immediately after his death. His feast day is mentioned in the martyrology of Rabanus Maurus. His feast day falls on August 11.

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