Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Vulgan, of Ireland, Confessor


[Titular saint of the Collegiate Church, and patron of the town of Lens, in Artois] He was an Irishman, (or, according to his manuscript life kept at Lens, an Englishman or Briton,) who preached the faith some time in those parts, and died in a cell not far from the abbey of Saint Vedast at Arras, soon after it was erected in the seventh century. Colgan calls him a bishop, and places his death about the beginning of the eighth century. A portion of his relics is kept in the abbey of Liesse, brought from Lens.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Vulgan, of Ireland, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2013. Web. 19 March 2019. <>