Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Augulus, Bishop in England, and Martyr

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His name occurs with title of bishop in all the manuscript copies of the ancient Western Martyrology, which bears the name of Saint Jerom. That of the abbey of Esternach, which is very old, and several others, style him martyr. He probably received that crown soon after Saint Alban. All martyrologies place him in Britain, and at Augusta, which name was given to London, as Amm. Marcellinus mentions; never to York, for which Henschenius would have it to be taken in this place, because it was at that time the capital of Britain. In the ancient copy of Bede’s martyrology, which was used at Saint Agnan’s at Orleans, he is called Saint Augustus; in some others Saint Augurius. The French call him Saint Aule. Chatelain thinks him to be the same saint who is famous in some parts of Normandy under the name of Saint Ouil.

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  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Augulus, Bishop in England, and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 February 2013. Web. 18 December 2014. <>