Saint Portianus of Miranda

Saint Portianus the Abbot approaching King Thierry in his camp to speak for the people and prisonersAlso known as

  • Porciano
  • Pourçain

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Slave. He ran from his masters, and sought refuge in Miaranda monastery, Auvergne, France. He became a monk there, and later abbot. At one point he demanded that the Merovingian king, Thierry of Austrasia, release his Auvergnate prisoners; Portianus was so influential, the king agreed.

Died

  • 533 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Portianus of Miranda“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2016. Web. 25 February 2017. <>