Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Columba of Sens, Virgin and Martyr

detail of an antique holy card, sculptor unknown, photographer unknown, publisher unknown; swiped off the Santi e Beati web siteArticle

The New Paris Breviary fixes her death either in 258 or in 273. The latter date reduces it to the journey which Aurelian took into Gaul in that year, when he gained a great victory at Chalons. She suffered at Sens. Her relics were kept in the Benedictin abbey till they were dispersed by the Huguenots, together with those of many other saints kept there, as Baillet observes. Saint Owen, in his life of Saint Eligius, mentions a chapel which bore her name at Paris.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Columba, Virgin and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 December 2013. Web. 23 October 2014. <>