Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Salvius, or Sauve, Bishop of Amiens


Saint Salvius, famous for miracles, succeeded Ado in 672, and flourished in the reign of Theodoric III. His relics rest at Montreuil, in Picardy, in the Benedictin Abbey which bears his name, whither they were translated from the cathedral of Amiens, several years after his death, as is related in his anonymous life, a piece of uncertain authority with regard to his actions. A relic of this saint was formerly kept with great veneration in the cathedral of Canterbury, mentioned in the history of that church, etc. This saint must not be confounded with Saint Salvius of Albi, nor with the martyr of this name in Africa, on whose festival Saint Austin made a sermon. This seems the day of his translation, and the 28th of October that of his death.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Salvius, or Sauve, Bishop of Amiens”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 January 2013. Web. 26 November 2020. <>