Saint Porcarius of Lérins

Also known as

  • Porcario



Benedictine monk. Abbot of Lérins, France, a house of 500 monks. Warned in a vision that the monastery would be attacked, he managed to evacuate about three dozen of the students and younger brothers to the mainland by boat; Porcarius and all but four of the remaining brothers were massacred by invading Saracens. Martyr.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Porcarius of Lérins“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 June 2012. Web. 26 November 2015. <>