Book of Saints – Benignus – 1 November

statue of Saint Bénigne, Martyr; sculptor unknown; photograph taken by Jochen Jahnke; swiped off WikipediaArticle

(Saint) Martyr (November 1) (2nd century) A Greek of Smyrna, said to have been sent into Gaul by Saint Polycarp and to have become the Apostle of Burgundy. He planted the Faith at Autun and at Langres, making Dijon the centre of his activity. He was tortured and put to death in the persecution under the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 178). Over his tomb at Dijon has been erected the noble Abbey Church (now Cathedral) of Saint Benigne.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Benignus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 August 2012. Web. 29 October 2020. <>