Saint Theodore of Marseille

Also known as

  • Théodore of Marselha
  • Théodore of Marsiho
  • Théodore of Massalia
  • Théodore of Massilia
  • Teodor…
  • Teodoro…
  • Teodoro…



Sixth-century bishop of Marseille, Gaul (in modern France). For trying to establish clerical discipline and control of his clergy, he ran into opposition from King Childebert and King Guntram, and was sometimes imprisoned and was exiled three times. Attended the synod of Mâcon in 585. Received letters from Pope Saint Gregory the Great about the proper way to convert Jews by convincing them of the faith instead of forcibly baptizing them as some priests were doing.


  • 594 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theodore of Marseille“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2020. Web. 19 June 2021. <>