|Rev. Alban Butler (171173). Volume VI: June.|
The Lives of the Saints. 1866.
|St. Ralph, Archbishop of Bourges, Confessor|
|HE was of the Royal blood of France, being son of the count of Cahors, and lord of Turenne. Making Christ his only inheritance he took the monastic habit in 822; and was made archbishop of Bourges in 840. He founded seven monasteries, and was indefatigable in reforming the manners of his flock. For the direction of his clergy he compiled a book of canons under the title of Pastoral Instructions, published by Baluze in his miscellanies. 1 He died on the 21st of June, 866. See Ado in Martyr. Mabillon, Act. Bened. t. 6. p. 184. Ceillier, t. 19. p. 133.|| 1|