Saint Victricius of Rouen

detail of a painting of Saint Victricius of Rouen in the apse of the of the church of Saint-Gervais, Rouen, France, date and artist unknown; photographed on 15 September 2012 by Giogo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial

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Officer in the army of emperor Julian the Apostate in the mid-4th century who retired when he decided that military service was incompatible with Christianity. For this action he was tortured and sentenced to death, but no one acted on the execution order. Friend of Saint Martin of Tours. Missionary to non-Christian tribes in northern France. Bishop of Rouen in 380. Zealous pastor and evangelist to his flock. Brought the relics of several saints to parishes in his diocese including those of Gervase, Protase, Agrícola, and Proculus of Bologna. Wrote the treatise De laude sanctorum (Praise of the Saints).

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Victricius of Rouen“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 August 2016. Web. 28 August 2016. <>