Book of Saints – Aprus


APRUS (APER, APRE, EPVRE, EVRE) (Saint) Bishop (September 15) (6th century) A French Saint, born in the Diocese of Troyes. He began life as a lawyer, and in the practice of his profession acquired great fame on account both of his forensic ability and of his scrupulous integrity. After some years he abandoned the legal profession in order to enter into the Ecclesiastical state, and in time was chosen as their Bishop by the clergy and people of Toul. After a long Episcopate, during which he endeared himself to his flock as well by his gentleness in ruling as by the vivid example he gave in his own life of what he inculcated in preaching, he passed away (A.D. 507) at an advanced age, and was buried in the Basilica, which he was then busy in constructing. His Life, written soon after his decease, recounts many miracles wrought at his tomb. By many the tradition that he had been a lawyor before he was a priest is rejected, and attributed to his having been confused with another holy man of the same name who flourished half a century before him.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aprus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2012. Web. 23 April 2019. <>