First century disciple of the Apostles. Companion of Saint Paul the Apostle during his second Roman captivity; he left to go to Galatia (2nd Timothy 4:10). Bishop in Galatia. Some traditions say he was a missionary to Dauphine in Gaul, and founded the diocese of Mentz, Germany. Martyred in the persecutions of Trajan.
- “Saint Crescens of Galatia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 June 2015. Web. 16 January 2017. <>