Blessed Lambert Péloguin of Vence
May 26, Saint


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.

1154 at Vence, France of natural causes
relics at Vence

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