Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Papoul, or Papulus, Priest and Martyr


He is mentioned in the Acts of Saint Saturninus, the first bishop of Toulouse, whose colleague he was in preaching the faith in the southern parts of France in the third century. The crown of martyrdom was the recompence of his zeal, which he received about the beginning of Dioclesian’s reign, in the Lauragam (a small territory in Languedoc,) nine leagues from Toulouse. A famous church and abbey was built there, and much augmented by Charlemagne, which was secularized and made an episcopal see by John XXII in 1317, being now a considerable town in Languedoc, called Saint Papoul. The saint’s relics are kept in a rich shrine in a cathedral of Toulouse.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Papoul, or Papulus, Priest and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2013. Web. 17 February 2019. <>