Weninger’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Saturnine, Martyr, of Toulouse

Saint Saturninus of ToulouseArticle

Saturnine, who is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology, received the crown of martyrdom at Toulouse, in France, where he had converted many thousands of heathens by his preaching and miracles. The heathens seized him, and casting him down from the Capitol, which was built like that of Rome, into a precipice, where his whole body was crushed to pieces. It is written of him that the idols always became silent in his presence. Hence, when ordered to worship them, lest their wrath should destroy him, he said, derisively: “Your gods are afraid of me, and cannot say a word in my presence; why, then, should I fear their anger? or how can they revenge themselves on me?”

MLA Citation

  • Father Francis Xavier Weninger, DD, SJ. “Saint Saturnine, Martyr, of Toulouse”. Lives of the Saints, 1876. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 June 2018. Web. 20 February 2019. <>