Book of Saints – Lucius


(Saint) King (December 3) (2nd century) The British King or chieftain in South Wales who begged from Pope Saint Eleutherius (A.D. 180 about) Christian missionaries, and to whom in response were sent Saints Fugatius and Duvian or Damian. That the tradition has a solid foundation seems indubitable, and it is the only explanation offered of the fact of the existence in Roman times of an organised British Church. The Roman Martyrology and local belief identities Saint Lucius of Britain, alleged to have resigned his chieftaincy and to have himself become a Christian missionary, with Saint Lucius, first Bishop and Martyr at Chiir, in the Grisons (Switzerland).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Lucius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2014. Web. 29 July 2021. <>