Saint Narcissus of Gerona

Saint Narcissus of GeronaAlso known as

  • Narcissus of Ausburg
  • Narcissus of Girona
  • Narciso of…
  • Narcis of…



Born to he nobility. Priest, preacher and bishop of Gerona, Spain in the early 4th century. During the persecutions of Diocletian he fled to modern Augsburg, Germany with his deacon, Saint Felix of Gerona. There they befriended Saint Afra of Augsburg. Returning to Gerona, he and Felix were arrested and martyred.

Legend associates him with the miracle of the flies which led to some of his patronage topics and iconography. In 1286 the army of Philip II of Burgundy laid siege to the city of Gerona. When the troops tried to desecrate the tomb of Saint Narcissus, it broke open, a cloud of stinging flies emerged, chased the soldiers and caused to much havoc that the French troops fled, leaving the city in peace.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Narcissus of Gerona“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 September 2019. Web. 23 October 2021. <>