Saint Albinus was born in an ancient family in France. The saint had maintained immense piety in his childhood. As a young man, against the wishes of his parents, the Saint joined the Tintillant Monastery. He embraced all the rigors of Albinus’ monastic life and lived a modest life without any complaints. The saint’s burning desire was to ‘live for Jesus’. His full devotion to prayer and exemplary life earned him the respect of other saints. When he was only 35 years old, he was appointed saint of Tintillant monastery.
After spending almost 25 years as a monastery, the saint was named bishop of Angers in 529 CE. Although sovereigns often sought the saint’s opinion, he never gave up his modesty. As a bishop, Albinus worked tirelessly for the welfare of his people. They were given good guidance.
With the help of King Childebert, he convened two councils in St. Orleans and opposed the forbidden marriages in which families were held. In the meantime, the diocese of Saint was attacked by Gentiles and many citizens were enslaved. At that time St. Albinus ransomed many slaves, and made generous contributions to the poor and sick.
St. Albinus has many miracles. According to one legend, when the saint was unable to obtain the release of some of the most brutal torturers, the saint prayed in front of the prison, and immediately there was a fierce blast, causing all the prisoners to escape.
Those prisoners later became Christians and set a good example for many. Above his tomb, in Angers, St. Albinus built the monastery in the name of the saint. It later became a world-famous pilgrimage destination.