Alain de Solminihac

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Blessed Bishop
Alain de Solminihac
Bishop of Cahors
Alain de Solminihac (1593-1659).jpg
Church Roman Catholic Church
Diocese Cahors
See Cahors
Appointed 22 September 1636
Term ended 31 December 1659
Predecessor Pierre Habert de Montmort
Successor Nicolas Sévin
Consecration 27 September 1637
by Charles de Montchal
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Birth name Alain de Solminihac
Born (1593-11-25)25 November 1593
Belet, Dordogne, France
Died 31 December 1659(1659-12-31) (aged 66)
Mercuès, Lot, France
Motto Fides virtusque ("Faith and valor")
Feast day 31 December
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Title as Saint Blessed
Beatified 4 October 1981
Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City
by Pope John Paul II
Patronage Diocese of Cahors

Blessed Alain de Solminihac (25 November 1593 – 31 December 1659) was a French Roman Catholic religious reformer and served as the Bishop of Cahors. He was an Augustianian regular canon of Chancelade Abbey in Périgueux.[1] He was also a member of the Compagnie du Saint-Sacrement.

He was declared a Servant of God after Pope Pius VI opened his cause for sainthood on 6 August 1783 and Pope Pius XI declared him to be Venerable on 19 June 1927. Pope John Paul II beatified him on 4 October 1981.


  • P. Petot, Alain de Solminihac (1593–1659), prélat réformateur. De l'abbaye de Chancelade à l'évêché de Cahors, Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2009, ISBN 978-2-503-53278-3


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