He was born in Ireland and with eight of his siblings traveled to Brittany. St. Abran and his siblings chose of life of devotion to God in the consecrated religious life. He lived in a hermitage on the Marne River, which had been given to him by Saint Remigius.
- Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.
- Catholic Online
- Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome
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