Saint Eucharius of Trier

detail of an altarpiece depicting Saint Eucharius; oil and gold on wood, c.1480, artist unknown; photographed on 25 April 2013 by Dorotheum; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


First bishop of Trier, Germany. A basilica was built over his tomb in the catacomb of Saint Matthias.

Legend says that he was one of the 72 disciples of Christ, and that he was sent to Gaul as its first bishop in the 1st century. There, one of his companions, Maternus, died. Eucharius returned to Saint Peter the Apostle, borrowed his pastoral staff, returned to Gaul, touched Maternus with the staff, and brought him back to life.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eucharius of Trier“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 June 2018. Web. 24 January 2021. <>