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Feastday: April 9

Birth: 1060

Death: 1140


Also known as Walter, abbot founder and friend of St. Stephen of Grandmont. He was born in Meulan sur Seine, France, and became a hermit in the forest of Limoges with a companion, Germond. Attracting disciples even though he was only eighteen, Gaucherius founded St. John's Monastery at Aureilfor and a convent for women. He died from a fall from a horse. He was canonized in 1194.


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