Butler’s Lives of the Saints – The Martyrs of Triers


Saint Paulinus, bishop of Triers, highly extolled by Saint Athanasius, Saint Hilary, and Saint Jerom, suffered grievous persecutions under the Arian emperor Constantius, and was banished by him into Phrygia, where he died. A beautiful church bears his name out of the walls of Triers, served by a college of canons, and enriched with relics of many martyrs crowned under the president Rictius Varus and the emperor Maximian Herculeus. They are mentioned in the Acts of Saints Fuscian and Victorious in Bouquet. The incredible number of these martyrs is denied by Honthemius, Diss. de Martyr. Trevir.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “The Martyrs of Triers”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2014. Web. 17 January 2019. <>