Gerland of Agrigento
Believed to have been a native of Besançon, he was a relative of the Norman Roger I of Sicily. After the expulsion of the Saracens from Sicily, in 1088 (or 1093) Roger summoned Gerland as the first post-Saracen bishop of Agrigento, to re-establish the church throughout the island.
His feast day is 25 February.
Sources and external links
- Santi e Beati: San Gerlando (Italian)
- The cult of Saint Gerland at Porto Empedocle (Italian)
- lavalledeitempli.it: Agrigento Cathedral (Italian)