SAINT GILDARD, OR GODARD, BISHOP OF ROUEN,
HE is commemorated jointly with St. Medard in the
Roman Martyrology and in the new Paris and old Sarum Breviaries. He
assisted at the first council of Orleans in 511, and governed the see
of Rouen with great zeal during the space of fifteen years. He was
buried at St. Mary’s in Rouen, which is since called St.
Gildard’s, or in French St. Godard’s. In the Norman
incursions his body was translated to St. Medard’s at Soissons,
and still remains there. That he was brother of St. Medard is unknown
to Fortunatus, Gregory of Tours, &c. See Pommeraye, History of
the Archbishops of Rouen, Baillet, &c.