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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume XII: December. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

December 11

SS. Fuscian, Victoricus, and Gentian, Martyrs

FUSCIAN and VICTORICUS were two apostolical men who came to preach the faith in Gaul about the same time with St. Dionysius of Paris. They penetrated to the remotest parts of that kingdom, and at length made Terouenne, the seat of their mission. Going back to Amiens, where Rictius Varus persecuted the Christians with more than savage barbarity, they lodged with one Gentian, who was desirous to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. He informed them that St. Quintin had lately glorified God by martyrdom. They were soon after apprehended with their charitable host, and all three died for Christ about the year 287. See their Acts quoted by Ado, and the Chronicle of St. Bertin’s, extant in Bosquet, l. 4. On the translation of their relics, see Mabillon, sæc. 4, Ben. and Gallia Christiana. Their bodies were found laid in coffins in the village Sama, now called St. Fusieu, i. e. St. Fuscian’s, in a garden. St. Honoratus, then bishop of Amiens, translated them into the cathedral. Childebert II. at that time king, gave to the church of Amiens the royal village Magie, about the year 580.  1