Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Vincent, Martyr in Agenois


He was a Levite, that is, probably, a deacon, and preached the faith in Gaul in the second or third century. Being seized by the Pagans at Agen, he was condemned by the governor to be laid flat on the floor with his body stretched out and fixed on the ground by four pointed stakes; in that posture, he was most cruelly scourged and afterwards beheaded. Saint Gregory of Tours and Fortunatus of Poitiers testify, that in the sixth and seventh centuries many flocked from all parts of Europe to Agen in pilgrimages to his tomb.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Vincent, Martyr in Agenois”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 June 2013. Web. 26 October 2021. <>