Educated in Vienne, France and a noted classics scholar, he became an Archdeacon and then Bishop of Vienne. Exiled and deposed for his defense of orthodox Christianity, he returned only to be assassinated. Martyr.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology
- “Saint Desiderius of Vienne“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 January 2014. Web. 8 March 2014. <>