Feast day: April 1st
When did St. Hugh of Grenoble live: 1053- 1131
Biography of St. Hugh of Grenoble:
Hugh was born in 1053 in the Dauphine region and became a canon of the cathedral in Valence. In 1080, he was consecrated bishop of Grenoble. His goal was to reform the diocese but he retired as a Benedictine monk to Chaise Dieu Abbey since he was discouraged. On order of Pope St. Gergory VII, he returned back to Grenoble. It was him who gave St. Bruno the piece of land where Bruno and his companions founded the Grande Chateuse and thus started the Carthusians. Hugh died in 1123.
Patronage: St. Hugh of Grenoble is patron saint of Grenoble and against headaches
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Hugh of Grenoble - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Hugh of Grenoble is shown as bishop with miter, crosier, book and cross around his neck.