Born to the Burgundian nobility. Nephew of Saint Austremius of Orleans, and Saint Aunarius of Auxerre; he was educated by the two bishops. Noted for his love of music and his generosity to the poor. Monk at Lérins. Priest. Archbishop of Sens, Burgundy in 609. A victim of slander resulting from his kindness to a woman named Volusia. Later, when Lupus hesitated to acknowledge Clotaire II as the rightful ruler of Burgundy, Clotaire exiled him to Ansenne, a predominently pagan area. Lupus evangelized the people of the area, converting many, including the region’s governor. When Lupus’ replacement in Burgundy, the politically ambitious monk Monegisil, was killed during a riot, the people demanded the return of their rightful bishop. Clotaire recalled Lupus, and punished those who had spoken against him.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Lives of the Saints, by Omer Englebert
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Lupus of Sens”. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 August 2010. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-lupus-of-sens/>