Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Victor of Braga, Martyr


This city was a populous resort of the Romans; on which account it was watered with the blood of many martyrs in the persecution of Dioclesian. The names only of Saints Victor, Sylvester, Cucufas, Susana, and Torquatus have reached us. Their triumphs are honoured in that church, and recorded by Vas├Žus in his chronicle, and other Spanish historians. Saint Victor, who is mentioned in the Roman Martyrology on the 12th of April, was a catechumen, who, refusing to sacrifice to idols, was condemned to lose his head, and baptized in his own blood.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Victor of Braga, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2013. Web. 13 June 2021. <>