Saint Ferreolus the Tribune

detail of a stained glass window depicting Saint Ferreol; designed by Félix Gaudin, date unknown; Saint-Ferréol church Murol, Puy-de-Dôme, France; photographed on 24 June 2013 by Father Igor; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Ferreolus of Vienne
  • Ferréol…



Tribune in the imperial Roman army, stationed at Vienne, Gaul (modern France). During the persecutions of Diocletian, he hid Saint Julian of Brioude from the anti-Christian authorities; Ferreolus may have been Julian’s superior officer. For this, and for his faith, he was arrested by Crispin, the local governor. He was scourged and imprisoned, miraculously escaped, but was recaptured. Martyr.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ferreolus the Tribune“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 February 2019. Web. 19 October 2021. <>