Saint Hugh of Grenoble (Châteauneuf)

Hugh was born at Chateauneuf, France, in 1052. He became a canon (priest assigned to a cathedral) in Valence. He served as an aide of Bishop Hugh of Die and was very active in helping the bishop fight against the practice of buying and selling church offices. While attending a synod in Avignon in the year 1080 to discuss problems facing the vacant see in Grenoble, Hugh was elected bishop of that see. Hugh immediately set out to reform the see by…

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