Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Ulpian, Martyr


He was a young zealous Christian of Tyre, who, being encouraged by the example of Saint Apian and other martyrs at C├Žsarea, boldly confessed Christ before the cruel judge Urbanus. The enraged governor ordered him to be first severely scourged, and then tortured on the rack; his joints being thereby dislocated, his bones broken, and his body so universally sore, that the slightest touch occasioned excessive pain. He was sewed up after this in a leather bag, with a dog and an aspic, laid on a cart drawn by black bulls, carried to the sea-side, and cast into the waves.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Ulpian, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 April 2013. Web. 15 June 2021. <>