When his parents died, Caraunus sold all his goods and estate, distributed the money to the poor, and retired from the world to live as a prayerful hermit. His reputation for holiness spread, his local bishop ordained Caraunus as a deacon, and the new deacon gave up the life of a hermit to serve as a missionary to areas of Gaul where the faith had all but disappeared.
- killed by robbers near Chartres, France in the 5th century
- a church and monastery were later built over his tomb
- his relics were hidden to prevent their destruction during the anti–Christian persecutions of the French Revolution
- relics enshrined in the church of Saint Caraunus in Chartres
- “Saint Caraunus of Chartres“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 May 2016. Web. 26 October 2016. <>