Hermogius

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Saint Hermogius
Born Tuy, Spain
Died 942
Ribas del Sil
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 26 June
Attributes Benedictine

Hermogius was a Benedictine bishop, and uncle to Pelagius of Cordova.

Born at Tuy, Spain, Hermogius founded Labrugia Monastery in Spanish Galicia in 915.[1] Shortly afterwards he was taken prisoner by the Moors after their recent conquest of the area. Hermogius was released when his nephew, Pelaguis took his place as a hostage for the Moors. Pelagius would later suffer death as a martyr, with Hermogius retreating to Ribas del Sil, where he would eventually die, in 942.

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  1. ^ St. Hermogius Catholic Online