In 430, St. Hilary, bishop ofArles, in his recollection of the life of Honoratus, abbot of Lérins, who for them to go east and visit the fathers of the desert”, Honoratus and Venanzio left their country, had died a year before, introduced the figure of St.Caprasio, at the time still living on the island. “In order their home, and their relatives and. so that their enterprise wasn’t considered a deed born out of the boldness of two joung guys, they took with them St. Caprasio, an austere old man who they had aln’ays called ‘father’ as he was their father in Christ.

“He still lives an angel’s life on the isles. Even though your love has ignored his name and his life so far, be it knownto y’ou that he is among Christ’s friends”.
St. Caprasio died in 433. Fausto of Riez, abbot of Lérins from 434 to 462, recalls his guidance in the early times of the monastic community which was to become the cradle of the greatest men who helped spread Christianity in the Western world such as St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland.
“[On the island, Honoratus] took the blessed Caprasio with him to have comfort and company, and considered his judgment and decisions worthy and righteous on u’hatever he had ordered and commanded. Together with Caprasio, [Honoratus] has brought the glory of Christ to this desert […] and has established a site for those who head for the promised land […] They directed the site, fHonoratus] through his authority, and [Caprasio] by giving counsels. One was an attentive shepherd, while the other prayed incessantly to God as if on a distant mountain.”