Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Rusticus, or Rotiri, Bishop of Auvergne

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Upon the death of Saint Venerand, bishop of Auvergne, which happened the 24th of December, 423, there arose a sharp contest about the choice of a successor; but it is said that God signified his will in an extraordinary manner, in consequence of which the vacant see was conferred on Rusticus, a person remarkable for the sanctity of his manners. He was a native of the diocess, and had the administration of a parish there. This is all that with any certainty is known concerning his life. There were in this age two other bishops of the same name; one of Lyons, and the other of Narbonne. Saint Rusticus of Auvergne died about the end of the reign of Valentinian III. He is mentioned on this day in the Roman Martyrology.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Rusticus, or Rotiri, Bishop of Auvergne”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 September 2016. Web. 23 January 2019. <>