Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Acius and Acheolus, Martyrs of Amiens


[Called in French Saints Ach and Acheul] They seem to have suffered about the year 290, and are honoured in the Gallican Martyrologies, and especially at Amiens, on the 1st of May. See Molanus in Auctario Usuardi, and Henschenius 1st of May, and an old Martyrology under the name of Saint Jerom, quoted by him.

The church of Saint Acheul, without the walls of Amiens, was originally the cathedral; but this being removed by Saint Salvius to our Lady’s in the city, the church of Saint Acheul became dependent on it. A community of regular canons was there erected in 1145. It is now a member of the reformed congregation of Saint Genevieve. In digging foundations for a new church, five very ancient tombs were found, which have been the subject of many dissertations, especially whether one is not that of Saint Firminus, bishop and confessor, whose relics are enshrined in the cathedral.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Acius and Acheolus, Martyrs of Amiens”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2015. Web. 25 May 2018. <>