Saint Aper of Sens

Also known as

  • Apre of Sens
  • Aprus of Sens
  • Avre of Sens
  • Epvre of Sens
  • Evre of Sens



First priest in 7th century LaTerrasse, diocese of Grenoble, France. After years of bickering among his parishioners and slander from every corner, he retired to live as a hermit at LaChambre, diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France. Built a cell for private prayers, and a nursing home to care for the poor. Spiritual director of a man later known as Aprunculus (little wild boar). The town of Saint-Avre, France grew up around the cloister.

Name Meaning

  • wild boar (= aper)



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aper of Sens”. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 November 2009. Web. 9 October 2015. <>