Saint Aichardus

Also known as

  • Achard
  • Achart
  • Aicard
  • Aichard

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Son of a military officer in the court of King Clotaire II. Educated at a monastery in Poitiers, France. Destined by his father for the military, Aichardus felt a call to the religious life. His mother convinced the rest of the family to give him a choice, and he became a monk at Saint Jouin abbey, Ansion, Poitou (in modern France) for 39 years. Prior of Jumièges Abbey. Abbot of Jumièges, a house with 900 monks where his strict personal observance of the Order‘s rule set an example that rippled through the rest of the house.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aichardus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 September 2014. Web. 22 September 2014. <>