Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Turninus, Confessor of Ireland


He was a holy Irish priest and monk, who coming with St. Foilan into the Netherlands, laboured with unwearied zeal in bringing souls to the perfect practice of Christian virtue. The territory about Antwerp reaped the chief fruit of his apostolic mission. He died there about the close of the eighth century. His relics were translated into the principality of Liege, and are honourably enshrined in a monastery situated on the Sambre.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Turninus, Confessor of Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 July 2013. Web. 19 January 2019. <>