Saint Avertinus of Tours

statue of Saint Avertinus of Tours, artist unknown, c.1700; Saint-Mélaine de Morlaix Church, Molaix, France; photographed on 28 June 2016 by Moreau.henri; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Avertinus the Deacon
  • Avertin…
  • Avertino…



Deacon who travelled into exile in France with Saint Thomas Becket. Participated in the synod of Tours, France in 1163. After the death of Saint Thomas, Avertinus dedicated himself to the service of the poor and strangers at Vinzai, Touraine, France, and spent his final years as a hermit.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Avertinus of Tours“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 April 2020. Web. 23 January 2022. <>