April 14 - St. Benezet (1163-1184), France

Resources for St. Benezet, Bridge Builder

Coloring Page
St. Benezet Coloring Pager (Schola Rosa)

About
Read About St. Benezet (Catholic Online)



St. Benezet Bridge in Avignon, France
The bridge's construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a shepherd boy from the hamlet of Villard in the Ardèche, who while tending his flock heard the voice of Jesus asking him to build a bridge across the river. Although he was ridiculed at first, he dramatically "proved" his divine inspiration by miraculously lifting a huge block of stone. He won support for his project and formed a Bridge Brotherhood to oversee its construction. After his death, he was interred on the bridge itself, in a small chapel standing on one of the bridge's surviving piers on the Avignon side.

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