Braulio of Zaragoza

Saint Braulio or Braulius (Latin: Braulius Caesaraugustanus; 590 – 651 AD) was bishop of Zaragoza and a learned cleric living in the Kingdom of the Visigoths. He succeeded his brother John in the see where he had previously been archdeacon. He was an advisor and confidante of several Visigoth kings, including Chindasuinth, whose son Recceswinth he recommended be installed as associate king.

Saint Braulio
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Braulio and Isidore of Seville. From the Isidori libri originum, second half of the 10th century.
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Major shrineNuestra Señora del Pilar
Feast26 March, 18 March (Spain)

He wrote a life of San Millan. He is reported to have encouraged Isidore of Seville in his encyclopaedic ambitions, and to have had a hand in the revision of his works. He was present at the councils of Toledo in 633, 636, and 638 and he responded on behalf of the Iberian clergy to Pope Honorius I's charge that they were neglectful of their duties. He went blind before death. He was buried in what is now the church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Zaragoza. He was succeeded as bishop of Zaragoza by Taius (Taio), who had been his pupil.

He is buried in La Seo Cathedral, Zaragoza.



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  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Braulio". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  • (in Latin)1601 Editio princeps of Braulio's Life of Emilian