The feast day of St. Paternus is celebrated on April 15.
St. Paternus was born around 482 at Poetiers. His father died in Ireland as a holy recluse. Paternus decided to join the monks at the abbey of Ansion. Several years after joining the Abbey a monk named Scubilion joined him to live in a remote area where many Druids lived. There they were able to convert many of the people in the area. Paternus was able to convince the people there to tear down a pagan temple, which had been held in great veneration by the ancient Gauls.
St. Paternus founded a monastery called Lian-petern-vaur. He was chosen as bishop of the area and served for thirteen years before dying in 550.
If I have achieved anything in my life….it is because I have not been embarrassed to talk about God.
Quote of Dorothy Day; Servant of God
April is the Month of the Eucharist