Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Chrysogonus, Martyr


The name of this holy martyr, who was apprehended at Rome, but beheaded at Aquileia in the persecution of Dioclesian, occurs in the canon of the mass, and is mentioned in the ancient Calendar of Carthage of the fifth century, and in all Western Martyrologies since that time. The church in Rome of which he is titular saint, is mentioned in a council held by Pope Symmachus, and in the epistles of Saint Gregory the Great; it gives title to a cardinal priest. The head of Saint Chrysogonus is shown there in a rich case; but his body is at Venice.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Chrysogonus, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2013. Web. 19 April 2021. <>