Book of Saints – Domitian


DOMITIAN (Saint) Abbot (July 1) (5th century) Born in Rome about A.D. 347, and left an orphan at an early age, he gave up his possessions to the poor and retired to one of the monasteries in the city. Thence he passed into Gaul and received the priesthood in the famous Abbey of Lerins. Later, we find him in the neighbourhood of Lyons, where he built a little Oratory dedicated to Saint Christopher, and lived some time as a hermit. Finally, he founded the monastery of Bebron, now Saint Rambert de Joux, where he died in extreme old age towards the middle of the fifth century. Extant sources of information concerning Saint Domitian are very unsatisfactory. Such particulars as we have come mainly through Trithemius, a comparatively modern author, who avers that he had seen the Acts of the Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Domitian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2012. Web. 26 May 2019. <>