Book of Saints – Droctoveus


DROCTOVEUS (DROCTONIUS) (Saint) (March 10) Abbot. (6th century) A disciple of Saint Germanus of Paris, who became Abbot of the monastery of Saint Symphorian at Autun, a Religious House in which a Rule was followed modelled upon that of the Solitaries of Egypt. When Saint Germanus had become Bishop of Paris and King Childebert had founded the Abbey of Saint Vincent (since called Saint Germain des Pres) Saint Germanus set Saint Droctoveus over it. He ruled the monastery till his death at the age of forty-five (about A.D. 580), “the embodiment (so the chroniclers describe him) of Christian and monastic perfection.” Venantius Fortunatus has left us some lines of verse in praise of Saint Droctoveus.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Droctoveus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2012. Web. 21 April 2019. <>