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Theobald of Marly

Saint Theobald of Marly (French: Saint Thibaut, Thibault, Thiébaut) (died December 8, 1247) was a French abbot and saint. He was born at the castle of Marly, Montmorency, and was trained as a knight. He served as a knight at the court of Philip Augustus, though he later entered the Cistercian monastery of Vaux-de-Cernay in 1220. He was elected prior in 1230 and ninth abbot in 1235.[1] He was held in high esteem by Saint Louis.[2]

Saint Theobald
BornMarly-la-Ville, Montmorency
Died(1247-12-08)December 8, 1247
Monastery of Vaux-de-Cernay
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Major shrineVaux-de-Cernay
FeastJuly 27; July 8; July 9 (translation of relics)
Attributesknight bearing the arms of Thann; sometimes depicted wearing armor under his Cistercian habit with his miter at his feet


He is venerated in Thann and Hemel Hempstead.[2]


  1. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia (1912), "Vaux-de-Cernay" Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  2. ^ a b Saint of the Day, July 27: Theobald of Marly. Retrieved 2012-03-06.

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