Book of Saints – Eleutherius of Tournai


ELEUTHERIUS of TOURNAI (Saint) Bishop, Martyr (February 20) (6th century) A Christian of Tournai, chosen Bishop of that city (A.D. 486) ten years before the conversion of King Clovis and his Franks. His great work was the evangelising those of that nation who had settled in and near Tournai. In this he was successful, as also in battling with Arianism at that time rife in the West of Europe. But his zeal led to his being persecuted and in the end his enemies attacked and murdered him at his church door, A.D. 532. Some of his writings are still extant.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Eleutherius of Tournai”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2012. Web. 24 April 2019. <>