Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Sindulphus, or Sendou, Priest of Rheims


Inflamed with a desire to aim at perfection he left Aquitain, his native country, and sought for a retreat in the diocess of Rheims, about the beginning of the seventh century. He chose for his residence the village of Aussonce, four leagues from Rheims, where he joined assiduous prayer to the greatest austerities. He was eminent for his knowledge of the scriptures, and for instructing all those who came to consult him. He died before the middle of the seventh century, on the 20th of October, and was buried in the place of his retirement; but his relics were removed in the ninth century to the abbey of Hautevilliers, near Rheims. He is mentioned this day in the Roman Martyrology.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Sindulphus, or Sendou, Priest of Rheims”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 October 2013. Web. 26 January 2022. <>