Saint Spérie

Saint Spérie carrying her head to the streamAlso known as

  • Espérie
  • Exupérie



Born to a wealthy, landed family, the daughter of duke Serenus. As a young woman, Spérie wished to devote herself to God. When her family arranged a marriage for her to the neighboring lord Elidius, she disguised herself as a peasant and left home to live as a hermitess with a hollow tree for a shelter. Her brother Clarus either didn’t believe her or didn’t care; he tracked her down, demanded that she return with him, and when she refused, he became so angry that he murdered her. Martyr.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Spérie“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 May 2018. Web. 10 May 2021. <>