Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Droctovaeus, Abbot


King Childebert having built at Paris a famous abbey in honour of Saint Vincent, this saint, who was a native of the diocess of Autun, had been educated under Saint Germanus, abbot of Saint Symphorian’s at Autun, and was a person eminent for his learning and extraordinary spirit of mortification and prayer, was appointed the second, according to Duplessis according to others, the first Abbot of this house, since called Saint Germain-des-Prez, in which he died about the year 580. His body is kept in that abbey, and he is honoured by the church on the 10th of March. His original life being lost, Gislemar, a Benedictine monk of this house, in the ninth age, collected from tradition and scattered memoirs that which we have in Bollandus, and more accurately in Mabillon.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Droctovaeus, Abbot”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 March 2013. Web. 19 September 2021. <>