After the death of his uncle, the Bishop of Orleans, he was chosen to take his place as Bishop. Eucherius was then only twenty-five and he was very humble. He did not want to leave his beloved-Abbey. With tears, he begged to be allowed to remain alone with God in the monastery. But finally, he gave in for love of obedience. Eucherius became a holy, wise Bishop and did much good to his priests and to his people.
Charles Martel, who was Mayor of the Palace, used to take some of the Church's money to use for war. Because Bishop Eucherius told him that was wrong, Charles had him taken prisoner. But the governor in whose charge he put him was so moved by Eucherius' meekness toward his enemies that some time later, he sent him back to a monastery. Here, the Saint spent all his time in prayer until his death.
Let us, too, remember what St. Paul says: "This world is passing away," and try to think more of Heaven.
A coloring picture can be found below.