Saint Caraunus of Chartres

Saint Caraunus of ChartresAlso known as

  • Carauno
  • Ceraunus
  • Cheron



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.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Caraunus of Chartres“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2015. Web. 29 November 2015. <>