Pictorial Lives of the Saints – Saint Dionysius and His Compansions, Martyrs

[Saint Dionysius and His Compansions, Martyrs]Of all the Roman missionaries sent into Gaul, Saint Dionysius carried the faith the furthest into the country, fixing his see at Paris, and by him and his disciples the sees of Chartres, Senlis, Meaux, and Cologne were erected in the fourth century. During the persecution of Valerian he was arrested and thrown into prison, and after remaining there for some time was beheaded, together with Saint Rusticus, a priest, and Eleutherius, a deacon.