St. Gaucherius was born at Meulan-sur-Seine, France, and received a good Christian education. at the age of eighteen he gave up the world and retired to Aureil to lead a solitary life. Gradually a community grew up around him and he gave them Rule of St. Augustine. Many holy men were trained in this community: among them, St. Lambert, Faucherius, and St. Stephen of Grammont. St. Gaucherius died in 1140 and was canonized in 1194 by Pope Celestine III.
PRAYER: Lord, amid the things of this world, let us be wholeheartedly committed to heavenly things in imitation of the example of evangelical perfection You have given us in St. Gaucherius the Abbot. Amen.