Caprasius (Fr. Caprais) is the name of several early saints:

1. Martyr at Agen, in Aquitaine, in the time of Diocletian, whose courage under torture made two converts, Primus and Felician; but. they were all beheaded, by order of the praefect Daciani, together with St. Faith, Oct. 20 (some say Oct. 6). His life was written by Labenaize (Agen, 1714, 12mo).

2. A monk and presbyter at Lerins, sometimes called abbot of the monastery at Lerins, but it is doubtful if he ever had the charge of that house. Having decided to become a hermit, he went with St. Honoratus and his brother St. Venantius in quest of a place where they might carry out the rule of life they had planned. Before starting they received' the tonsure, and then went into Greece and the Peloponnesus. There Venantius died, and the others went to the isle of .Lerins, where they founded a monastery and built a church. Caprasius died about 430, and is commemorated June 1. His relics were left at Lerins. See Acta Sanctorum, June, i, 77; Ceillier, Histoire des Auteurs Sacres et Ecclisiastiques, viii, 439.

3. A martyr, of whom nothing is known except that he is commemorated in the French Lucensian calendar, as martyred at Castrum Gola, May 25.

There is another doubtful Caprasius mentioned by some authors as prior of Carmel. He is supposed to be the same as No. 1.

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