Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne

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A group of 48 Christians from the areas of Vienne and Lyon, France, who were attacked by a pagan mob, arrested and tried for their faith, and murdered in the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. A letter describing their fate, possibly written by Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, was sent to the churches in the Middle East.


  • assorted dates and methods during 177


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MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 June 2017. Web. 15 October 2021. <>