Saint Opportuna of Montreuil

Also known as

  • Opportune



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.


  • at castle of Exmes, Argentan, Normandy, France



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Opportuna of Montreuil“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 April 2017. Web. 27 May 2019. <>