Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saunt Tron, Confessor


In the territory of Hasbein, in Brabant, idolatry had still many votaries, when Saint Tron illustrated that country by the bright light of his sanctity. His parents were persons of rank and fortune in that province: but after their death, the saint, who was then young, repaired to Metz, and there lived under the direction of Clodulphus, the pious bishop. The time he was not employed in study, he consecrated to works of charity, or to reciting or meditating on the Psalms, or other exercises of religion. After having received priestly orders, he returned into his native country, and, by preaching the word of God, extirpated the remains of infidelity. Upon his own estate he built a monastery, which is now situate in the territory of Liege, is a great abbey of Saint Bennet’s Order, and is called from our saint Saint Tron’s or Saint Truyen’s. The holy founder died in 693. See his life by Theodoricus; also Molanus, etc.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saunt Tron, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2013. Web. 19 April 2021. <>