Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Turibius, Bishop of Astorga

Saint Turibius of AstorgaArticle

A zealous maintainer of ecclesiastical discipline, and defender of the faith against the Priscillianist heresy in Spain; in which his endeavours were seconded by Saint Leo the Great, as appears by his letter to Saint Turibius. His predecessor, Dictinius, had the misfortune to fall into the heresy of the Priscillianists; but was never deposed, as Quesnel mistakes. His death happened about the year 420, as is clear from Saint Austin. Saint Turibius died about the year 460, and is named in the Roman Martyrology on this day.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Turibius, Bishop of Astorga”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2013. Web. 20 June 2021. <>