Ermin of Lobbes

Saint Ermin of Lobbes (died 737, in Lobbes, Hainaut, Belgium) was the second abbot of Lobbes Abbey. Originally from the region of Laon, he studied at the Cathedral School of Laon (France) and was ordained as a priest by the bishops, Madalgaire.

After entering the Benedictine monastery of Lobbes, he became a disciple of Saint Ursmer. After nomination by Ursmer, he was elected as his successor as the head of the abbey, founded by Proposé Saint Landelin. He had a reputation for wisdom and sanctity. His biographer, Abbot Anson of Lobbes (+800), stated that he also had a gift for prophecy. He died in Lobbes in 737, and is interred in the crypt of Lobbes College. His sarcophagus, still well preserved, is one of the college's attractions.

Saint's Day

Saint Ermin (Latin: Erminus) is celebrated locally on 25 April.[1]


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