Born to the nobility, the son and heir of the Duke of Perigord, France. He became a hermit, moving into a sealed up cell at Angouleme (Cybor), France in 542. His reputation for holiness attracted so many would-be students that Eparchius left his cell, was ordained, founded a monastery for the students, and served as its abbot. Priest and noted preacher.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology
- “Saint Eparchius of Perigord“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 June 2010. Web. 6 May 2015. <>