Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne

Memorial

Profile

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.

Died

  • assorted dates and methods during 177

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 May 2015. Web. 6 July 2015. <>