Saint Hugues de Rouen, évêque
Très jeune il devint moine soit à Fontenelle soit à Jumièges. En 722, il fut nommé évêque de Rouen, il eut en outre la charge du diocèse de Paris et des abbayes de Fontenelle et de Jumièges et profita de sa position pour encourager la piété et l'enseignement. Vers la fin de sa vie, il se retira à Jumièges comme moine de chœur où il mourut en 730.
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Saint Hugues de Rouen
Évêque de Rouen, de Paris et de Bayeux (✝ 730)
Neveu de Charles Martel, cousin de Pépin le Bref, il consacra sa vie au service de l'Église d'abord comme abbé de Fontenelle, actuellement abbaye de Saint Wandrille, puis comme évêque de Paris et de Bayeux. Son oncle lui avait donné des biens temporels nombreux. Saint Hugues en tira un grand profit spirituel.
À Jumièges, en 730, le trépas de saint Hugues, qui fut évêque de Rouen et gouverna en même temps le monastère de Fontenelle ainsi que les Églises de Paris et de Bayeux, enfin l’abbaye de Jumièges, pour ne pas laisser ces bénéfices dans des mains indignes, et c’est dans ce dernier lieu qu’il se retira et mourut.
Hugh of Rouen, OSB B (RM)
Died 730. Saint Hugh became a monk at either Fontenelle or Jumièges at a very early age. Then he was called to be primicerius of Metz and, shortly thereafter, in 722, bishop of Rouen and Paris while still abbot of Fontenelle and Jumièges. During his tenure in these offices Hugh fostered piety and learning. Before his death, however, he resigned them all and died at Jumièges as a simple monk (Benedictines).
In art, Saint Hugh is a bishop with a monstrance that the devil tries to wrest from him (Roeder). He is venerated at Fontenelle, Jumièges (Roeder).
Benedictine monk at Fontenelle Abbey. Primicerius of Metz, France. Bishop of Rouen, France in 722. Bishop of Paris, France. Abbot at Fontenelle. Abbot at Jumieges. He used these positions, several of which he held at once, to inspire and support piety and learning in his diocese, and among his monks. He eventually resigned all his offices and retired to Jumieges as a choir monk.
St. Hugh of Rouen
Benedictine bishop of Rouen, Paris, and Bayeux, France, a nephew of Charles Martel. The son of Duke Drogo of Burgundy, he was named the bishop of Rouen in 722. He then moved to Paris and later to Bayeux. At the same time he was abbot of Fontenelles and Jumieges At the close of his life, Hugh retired to Jumieges and died as a simple choir monk.
SAINT HUGH OF ROUEN (DIED 730)
Roman Catholic Bishop, Abbot, and Monk
His feast transferred from April 9
St. Hugh of Rouen came from a prominent family. His father was Duke Drago of Burgundy. His uncle was Charles Martel, Mayor of the Palace. The Mayor of the Palace, at that point in history, was more powerful than the King of the Franks, a member of the Merovingian Dynasty. And Martel’s son, Pepin III, served as both Mayor of the Palace and as the first monarch of the Carolingian Dynasty, reigning from 751 to 768. Pepin’s son was Charlemagne (reigned 768-814).
That was St. Hugh’s family, one which gave him certain opportunities. Simultaneously he was Abbot of Saint-Wandrielle and Abbot of Jumieges while a lay person. But he yielded those positions to become a monk at Jumieges in 718. Four years later, however, he became Archbishop of Rouen. Retaining that post, he became Abbot of Fontenelle in 723 and Bishop of Paris and Bishop of Bayeux the following year. St. Hugh used these positions and their financial resources to promote piety and learning. Then, at the end of his life, St. Hugh retired to Jumieges, where he lived as a monk.
St. Hugh of Rouen had certain opportunities through an accident of birth. He used them for the benefit of others and the glory of God. Regardless of the nature of the opportunities which will come our way or which we have at present, may we use them for the common good and the glory of God.