Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Erlulph, Bishop and Martyr, Native of Scotland


Several Scottish missionaries passed into the North-western parts of Germany, to sow there the seeds of the faith, at the time when Charlemagne subdued the Saxons. In imitation of these apostolic men, saint Erlulph, an holy Scotchman, went thither, and after employing many years with great success in that arduous mission, was chosen the tenth bishop of Verdun. His zeal in propagating the faith enraged the barbarous infidels, and he was slain by them at a place called Eppokstorp, in 830.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Erlulph, Bishop and Martyr, Native of Scotland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 February 2013. Web. 15 February 2019. <>