Book of Saints – Austriclinian


AUSTRICLINIAN (Saint) (June 30) (Date uncertain) One of two Roman priests, the other being Saint Alpinianus, who accompanied Saint Martial into Gaul, where they spent their lives with that Saint in preaching Christianity in the country round Limoges. But in this as in similar instances of the preaching of Roman missionaries in ancient France, it is now usual to accept the facts but to postdate the mission for two centuries. To explain the possible error, it should be noted that for many centuries, messengers and letters from the Popes of Rome were commonly designated as coming from Saint Peter himself. Whence, easily enough, in later ages they got to be antedated to Apostolic times.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Austriclinian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2012. Web. 27 October 2020. <>