Emerius of Bañoles, OSB, Abbot
Feast day: January 27
Died: 8th century
Benedictine abbot of France, also called Emerus. He founded St. Stephen of Banoles Abbey in Catalonia, Spain. His mother, St. Candida, lived in a hermitage near the abbey.
. French by birth, Saint Emerius founded in Spanish Catalonia and ruled the Benedictine abbey of Saint Stephen of Bañoles (near Gerona) as first abbot