Saint Aper of Sens

Also known as

  • Apre of Sens
  • Aprus of Sens
  • Avre of Sens
  • Epvre of Sens
  • Evre of Sens

Memorial

Profile

First priest in 7th century LaTerrasse, diocese of Grenoble, France. After years of bickering among his parishioners and slander from every corner, he retired to live as a hermit at LaChambre, diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France. Built a cell for private prayers, and a nursing home to care for the poor. Spiritual director of a man later known as Aprunculus (little wild boar). The town of Saint-Avre, France grew up around the cloister.

Name Meaning

  • wild boar (= aper)

Born

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aper of Sens”. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 November 2009. Web. 20 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-aper-of-sens/>