Gerald of Braga

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Saint Gerald of Braga
Bishop of Braga
Born Cahors, Gascony
Died 5 December 1109
Bornos, Portugal
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 5 December

Gerald of Braga, born in Cahors, Gascony, was a Benedictine monk at Moissac, France. He later worked with the archbishop of Toledo, in Castile, and served as cathedral choir director. He baptised Afonso I of Portugal. He later became the reforming Bishop of Braga, Portugal in 1100[1] and stopped ecclesiastical investiture by laymen in his diocese.


  1. ^ Saint Gerald of Braga Patron Saint Index