Book of Saints – Aichardus

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AICHARDUS (AICARD, ACHARD) (Saint) Abbot (September 1) (7th century) The son of an officer at the Court of Clotaire II, born at Poitiers and destined by his father for a military career. But his own wish, which was also that of his mother, that he should consecrate himself to God, was eventually fulfilled, and he took the monastic habit in the Abbey of Saint Jouin in Poitou. He became in succession Abbot of the monasteries of Quinzay and Jumieges. Throughout his life, a model of prayer, austerity, and of observance of Religious Rule, he, at his own request, expired (A.D. 687) on a couch of sackcloth and ashes.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aichardus”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 May 2012. Web. 20 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/book-of-saints-aichardus/>