Saint Aignan of Orléans

stained glass window of Saint Aignan of Orléans giving the blessed to laying the cornerstone of the parish church, artist unknown, date unknown; Saint Aignan Church, Chartres, France; photographed on 21 January 2011 by Reinhardhauke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Agnan
  • Anian
  • Anianus



Born to the nobility, his parents were Hungarians who had fled to the Dauphine area of modern France to escape Arian persecutions. Lived as a hermit in a cave. Spiritual student of Saint Evurtius of Orléans. Priest. Monk. Abbot of the Saint Laurence Abbey in Orléans, France. Bishop of Orléans. Organized the defense of Orléans during the invasion of Attila the Hun, met with Attila and prevented him attacking the city in 451.






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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aignan of Orléans“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 November 2015. Web. 6 December 2021. <>