Pictorial Lives of the Saints – Saint Firmin, Bishop, Martyr

statue of Saint Firminus of Amiens; date unknown, artist unknown, location unknown; photographed on 29 July 2012 by Giogo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsSaint Firmin was a native of Pampelone, in Navarre, initiated in the Christian faith by Honestus, a disciple of Saint Saturninus of Toulouse, and consecrated bishop by Saint Honoratus, successor to Saint Saturninus, in order to preach the Gospel in the remoter parts of Gaul. He preached the faith in the countries of Agen, Anjou, and Beauvais, and being arrived at Amiens, there chose his residence, and founded there a numerous Church of faithful disciples. He received the crown of martyrdom in that city, whether under the prefect, Rictius Varus, or in some other persecution from Decius, in 250, to Diocletian, in 303, is uncertain.