Saint Aignan of Orléans

Also known as

  • Agnan
  • Anian
  • Anianus

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Born to the nobility, his parents were Hungarians who had fled to the Dauphine area of modern France to escape Arian persecutions. Lived as a hermit in a cave. Spiritual student of Saint Evurtius of Orléans. Priest. Monk. Abbot of the Saint Laurence Abbey in Orléans, France. Bishop of Orléans. Organized the defense of Orléans during the invasion of Attila the Hun, met with Attila and prevented him attacking the city in 451.

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  • “Saint Aignan of Orléans“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 November 2013. Web. 28 August 2014. <>