A group of 48 Christians from the areas of Vienne and Lyon, France, who were attacked by a pagan mob, arrested and tried for their faith, and murdered in the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. A letter describing their fate, possibly written by Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, was sent to the churches in the Middle East.
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- “Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 May 2009. Web. 27 May 2015. <>