Guiraud (1070–1123) was a bishop of Béziers of the twelfth century[1]

Saint

Guiraud
Bishop of Béziers
Born1070
Puissalicon, France
Died1123
Béziers, France
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Feast5 November

He is said to have been the second prior of the Canon Regular community at Cassan Abbey.[2] He served as bishop from 1121 to November 5, 1123. He is a Catholic saint.[3]

Born in Puissalicon, Guiraud later became the focus of local legends.

One legend states that when he was being baptized, the baptismal water began to boil.[4] Legends also considered to be of a modest circumstances. However, several acts and charters have the signature "Guiraud of Puissalicon", indicating noble birth.[4] He was buried near Aphrodisius, the legendary first bishop of the city.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Étienne Sabatier, Histoire de la ville et des évêques de Beziers (1854), p. 192.
  2. ^ CHATEAU-ABBAYE DE CASSAN Monument historique Histoire et patrimoine du Languedoc Roussillon
  3. ^ http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ansart/Sanctoral/Annee/1105.htm, in French, under Saint Geraud, celebrated November 5.
  4. ^ a b The Legend of Saint Guiraud

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