St Morrell

Who was he? –

  • Born in AD.363 in Milan, the son of the Roman senator for Alpine Gaul.

  • He trained to become a priest under St Martin of Tours.

  • St Morrell of Angers


For many years he was a hermit at Chalonnes-sur-Loire, where he later founded a monastery. Then in AD.423 he was ordained bishop of the cathedral in Angers, capital of Anjou in north-west France. After his death in AD.453 a cult grew up around him and the cathedral was re-dedicated jointly to him and St Maurice.

The Legend tells us that his greatest miracle was his resurrection of Renatus. Portrayed in the wonderful medieval wall paintings in the cathedral of Angers.

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