St Alpin de Châlons – Feast Day – May 2

Today is Saturday, January 28, 2023

St Alpin de Châlons was born in France, Europe, worked in France and died on September 7 480 in France. We celebrate his Feast Day on May 2 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Alpin de Châlons Biography
 
Date of Birth 5th-century
Place of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work France
Date of Death September 7 480 AD
Place of Death France
Feast Day May 2
Canonization Pre-Congregation
Saint Alpin de Châlons
St. Alpin de Châlons

St Alpin de Châlons Life History

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.

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