Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Fuscian, Victoricus, and Gentian, Martyrs


Fuscian and Victoricus were two apostolical men who came to preach the faith in Gaul about the same time with Saint Dionysius of Paris. They penetrated to the remotest parts of that kingdom, and at length made Terouenne, the seat of their mission. Going back to Amiens, where Rictius Varus persecuted the Christians with more than savage barbarity, they lodged with one Gentian, who was desirous to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. He informed them that Saint Quintin had lately glorified God by martyrdom. They were soon after apprehended with their charitable host, and all three died for Christ about the year 287. See their Acts quoted by Ado, and the Chronicle of Saint Bertin’s, extant in Bosquet. On the translation of their relics, see Mabillon, and Gallia Christiana. Their bodies were found laid in coffins in the village Sama, now called Saint Fusieu, i.e. Saint Fuscian’s, in a garden. Saint Honoratus, then bishop of Amiens, translated them into the cathedral. Childebert II at that time king, gave to the church of Amiens the royal village Magie, about the year 580.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Fuscian, Victoricus, and Gentian, Martyrs”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2013. Web. 29 November 2021. <>