Achart (or Aicard)
Achart (Or Aicard)
ST., was sprung from a noble family in Poitou about 624. Placed, in his youth, in the Abbey of St. Hilary of Poitiers, he embraced the monastic life in the Abbey of St. Touin in Poitou. The reputation of St. Filbert, abbot of Jumieges, who had just founded the monastery of Quingav, induced him to leave St. Totlin, and place himself under his discipline at Quingay, which abbey he endowed with certain lands his parents had given him. After a time he was made abbot of Quinay, and eventually of Jumieges, where he died; in 687. He is commemorated Sept. 15, which is thought to be the day of his death; and his relics are preserved in the Abbey of St. Vast at Arras. See Baillet, Vies des Saints, vol. 3, Sept. 15; Butler, Sept. 15.