Saint Sanctius of Vienne

Also known as

  • Sanctus



One of a group of 48 Christians from the areas of Vienne and Lyon in 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.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Sanctius of Vienne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 November 2016. Web. 21 November 2019. <>