Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Nabor and Felix, Martyrs


They suffered at Milan under Maximian Herculeus about the year 304. Their bodies were first interred without the walls of the city, but afterwards brought into it, and deposited in a place where a church was built over their tomb, to which great multitudes of people resorted with wonderful devotion, as Paulinus testifies in his life of Saint Ambrose. In the same church Saint Ambrose discovered the relics of Saints Gervasius and Protasius, as himself relates in his letter to his sister Marcellina. The people continued to venerate the relics of Saints Nabor and Felix with the same ardour of devotion, as that holy doctor assures us. They are still honoured in the same church, which at present bears the name of Saint Francis.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Nabor and Felix, Martyrs”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 July 2013. Web. 24 April 2019. <>