St Philibert

(d. 684)

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(d. 684),

founder and first abbot of Jumièges. He was abbot of Rebais, near Meaux, but the refractory character of his monks led him to retire to Neustria, where he founded the abbey of Jumièges. In 674 his reproof of the Mayor of the Palace led to his expulsion. He founded another monastery on the island of Her (now Noirmoutier). Feast day, 20 Aug.

Subjects: Christianity.

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