Monday, September 23, 2019

Saint Alpin de Châlons – Saint of the Day – May 2

St. Alpin de Châlons Biography

St. Alpin de Châlons Profile. Born: unknown in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 7 September 480 in France. Feast Day is celebrated on May 2.

 

The Memorial of St. Alpin de Châlons – Saint of the Day

St. Alpin de Châlons Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth unknown
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work France
Date of Death 7 September 480
Place of Death France
Feast Day May 2
Beatification  
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of  
Saint Alpin de Châlons
St. Alpin de Châlons

Saint’s Biography

Saint Alpin de Châlons was a Lord of Baye, France and he studied at the abbey of Lérins, France. Him, Saint Germanus of Auxerre and Saint Lupus of Troyes worked together to fight the Pelagian heresy. They negotiated with Attila the Hun and saved the city of Châlons, France from being sacked. 

St. Alpin enjoyed preaching. He established several churches, hospices, convents, and monasteries. He brought many to the faith, and many to join monastic orders. Later in life, he became bishop of Châlons, France from 433 to 480, serving for 47 years.

Death

He died on September 7 480 in Baye, France of natural causes and his remains re-interred at the church of Saint Andrew in Châlons, France in 860 by Bishop Erchanraus. The church was later renamed Saint Alpin, and some remains enshrined in the cathedral of Châlons and in other locations around the region.