Catholic Saints

Saint Albinus

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Albinus
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  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Albinus
  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Albinus
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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Albinus: March 1
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop
  • Date of Death: Saint Albinus died 1st March, 549

The Story and History of Saint Albinus
The story and history of Saint Albinus. Albinus was of an ancient and noble family in Brittany, and from his childhood was fervent in every exercise of piety. He ardently sighed after the happiness which a devout soul finds in being perfectly disengaged from all earthly things.

Having embraced the monastic state at Tintillant, near Augers, he shone a perfect model of virtue, living as if in all things he had been without any will of his own; and his soul seemed so perfectly governed by the spirit of Christ as to live only for Him.

At the age of thirty-five years he was chosen abbot, in 504, and twenty-five years afterwards Bishop of Angers. He everywhere restored discipline, being inflamed with a holy zeal for the honor of God. His dignity seemed to make no alteration either in his mortifications or in the constant recollection of his soul. Honored by all the world, even by kings, he was never affected with vanity. Powerful in works and miracles, he looked upon himself as the most unworthy and most unprofitable among the servants of God, and had no other ambition than to appear such in the eyes of others as he was in those of his own humility. In the third Council of Orleans, in 538, he procured the thirtieth canon of the Council of Epaone to be revived, by which those are declared excommunicated who presume to contract incestuous marriages in the first or second degree of consanguinity or affinity. He died on the 1st of March, in 549.

Feast Day of Saint Albinus
The Feast Day of Saint Albinus is March 1. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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