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Blessed Lambert Péloguin of Vence
May 26, Saint


Source: catholicsaints.info



Born:
1084 at Bauduen, France

Short Biography:
His mother died in childbirth. Raised by the Benedictine monks of Lérins Abbey from age 12, Lambert entered the Order at age 14. Reluctant bishop of Vence, France in 1114; he did not want to give up his life in the monastery, but accepted and served for 40 years. He built hospitals, supported widows and orphans, and would routinely retire to a small forest hermitage for periods of silence and prayer. He was a man of such obvious piety, honesty and charity that civil authorities would submit matters to him for arbitration without further appeal.


Died:
1154 at Vence, France of natural causes
relics at Vence






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