Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Ilidius, Bishop and Confessor


Illidius, called in French Allyre, was the fourth bishop of Clermont in Auvergne, from Saint Austremonius, and flourished in the fourth century. His great sanctity is extolled by Saint Gregory of Tours. He died about the year 385, on the 5th of June, on which his festival is kept in his diocess and titular abbey, though his name occurs in the Roman Martyrology on the 7th July. His relics are kept with singular veneration in the ancient Benedictin abbey in the suburb of Clermont, which bears his name, is of the congregation of Saint Maur, and enjoys the privilege of having a regular abbot.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Ilidius, Bishop and Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 June 2013. Web. 25 September 2021. <>