Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Eustochius, Bishop of Tours


He was descended from an illustrious family of Auvergne, and, according to Gregory of Tours, was a man of eminent virtue. Being raised to the see of Tours after the death of Saint Brice in 444, he strenuously defended, in the council of Angers, the privileges of the church, which were invaded by a law of Valentinian III and had a principal share in drawing up the regulations made in that council concerning discipline. He increased the number of parishes in his diocess, and built in the city of Tours a church, wherein he deposited the relics of Saints Gervasius and Protasius, which Saint Martin had received from Italy. He died in 461, and was buried in the church built by Saint Brice over the tomb of Saint Martin; his name occurs this day in the Roman Martyrology.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Eustochius, Bishop of Tours”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2013. Web. 22 September 2020. <>