Saints of the Day – Senoch, Abbot

statue of Saint Senoch; date and artist unknown; Notre-Dame Church of the Assumption, Tiffauges, Diocese of Luzon, FranceArticle

Born at Tiffauges, Poitou. Senoch founded a small monastery about the year 536, making himself abbot over three disciples. They built their house in some Roman ruins and there fasted or lived on bread and water. Senoch was friendly with Bishop Euphronius of Tours, and when that saint died, went to his funeral and there met Euphronius’s successor, Saint Gregory of Tours.

The abbot was fond of spending much time alone in his cell, not speaking and hardly eating. He paid a visit to his home town and there was so much admired that he came back exceedingly conceited. Fortunately, Saint Gregory reproved Senoch and made him spend far more time with his three fellow-monks (Bentley).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2020. Web. 29 November 2020. <>