Short Lives of the Saints – Saint Sulpicius, Bishop

illustration of Saint Sulpicius, Archbishop, from the book 'Saints of the Order of Saint Benedict', designed by Father Amandus LiebhaberEntry

Saint Sulpicius was a priest of Gaul in the seventh century, under Austregisilus, bishop of Bourges. The king, Clothaire II, learning of (he zeal and piety which had characterized the life of the servant of God from early youth, appointed Sulpicius the almoner to his own serfs. A miraculous cure having afterwards been wrought in the person of the monarch through the prayers of his holy almoner, Clothaire had the latter elevated to the see of Bourges. In that responsible position, Sulpicius manifested a wonderful zeal, prudence, and exactitude of discipline. His days were spent in apostolic labors, and his nights devoted to prayer. Full of good works, he died on January 17th, 644.

We will as yet,
With God’s help.
Instruct thy mind;
That thou the better mayest
Discover to the skies
The right path.
– from King Alfred’s Metres of Boëithius

Favorite Practice – An active solicitude for the salvation of our neighbor.

MLA Citation

  • Eleanor Cecilia Donnelly. “Saint Sulpicius, Bishop”. Short Lives of the Saints, 1910. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 April 2021. Web. 23 April 2021. <>