Saints of the Day – Volusian of Tours, Bishop, Martyr


Died in Toulouse, France, 496. Saint Volusian was a senator of Tours, France, who suffered the trials of a very bad-tempered wife. He was chosen as bishop of Tours and shortly thereafter driven from his see by the Arian Visigoths. The temper of the bishop’s wife was so evil that Bishop Ruricius of Limoges advised Volusian to fear her more than the Goths. He died in exile – perhaps a martyr’s death (Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 September 2021. Web. 30 November 2021. <>