Saint Viance of Anjou

Also known as

  • Viance of Aquitaine
  • Vincentian…



Born to a family of serfs, Viance was orphaned at the age of ten. He was befriend by the son of the duke of Aquitaine, and studied with him at the church school at Cahors, but the duke ordered that Viance be returned to his position as a serf, and he was assigned to oversee the stable hands. He was regularly abused by the duke for his piety and charity to those even poorer than himself, but was eventaully allowed to pursue the life of a prayerful hermit. Saint-Viance, France is named in his honour.



  • c.673 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Viance of Anjou“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 January 2019. Web. 14 June 2021. <>