Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Martial, Bishop of Limoges


Saint Gregory of Tours informs us, that he was one of the first apostles of France, whither he was sent from Rome with Saint Dionysius of Paris, about the year 250. He was the first bishop of Limoges, and his name is famous in ancient Martyrologies. Great miracles have been wrought at his relics. Saint Gregory of Tours places him in the number of holy confessors on the 1st of July.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Martial, Bishop of Limoges”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 June 2013. Web. 22 September 2021. <>