Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne

Memorial

Profile

A group of 48 Christians from the areas of Vienne and Lyon, France, who were attacked by a pagan mob, arrested and tried for their faith, and murdered in the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. A letter describing their fate, possibly written by Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, was sent to the churches in the Middle East.

Died

  • assorted dates and methods during 177

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne“. Saints.SQPN.com. 1 June 2014. Web. 23 October 2014. <>