Saint Alpin de Châlons

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Alpin de Châlons meeting with Attila the Hun to save the city of Châlons, France; date and artist unknown; church of Saint Alpin, Châlons, France; photographed in February 2012 by G.Garitan; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Alpine
  • Alpinus



Lord of Baye, France. Studied at the abbey of Lérins, France. Worked with Saint Germanus of Auxerre and Saint Lupus of Troyes to fight the Pelagian heresy. Negotiated with Attila the Hun, and saved the city of Châlons, France from being sacked. Travelling evangelist, he founded several churches, hospices, convents and monasteries, brought many to the faith, and many to join monastic orders. Bishop of Châlons, France from 433 to 480, serving for 47 years.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alpin de Châlons“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2016. Web. 6 December 2021. <>