Saint Opportuna of Montreuil

detail of a Saint Opportuna of Montreuil holy card by Bertoni, date unknownAlso known as

  • Opportune

Memorial

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Sister of Saint Chrodegang of Séez. Niece of Saint Lanthilda. Benedictine nun and abbess at the convent near Almenêches, France, receiving the veil from her brother. Legend says that a peasant stole a donkey from her convent and refused to acknowledge his crime. Opportuna turned it over to God; the next day the farmer‘s field was sown with salt. The peasant returned the donkey AND gave the field to the nuns.

Born

  • at castle of Exmes, Argentan, Normandy, France

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Opportuna of Montreuil“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2021. Web. 5 December 2021. <>