Saint Martial of Limoges

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Missionary bishop who was sent with Saint Denis of Paris to evangelize Gaul (modern France), and who settled on Limoges as his see city. Spiritual teacher of Saint Valeria and Saint Aurelian of Limoges. Worked with Saint Alpinian of Limoges and Saint Austriclinian of Limoges.

Legends arose in the Middle Ages that described him as a friend of Jesus, and a worker of extravagant miracles, who was dispatched to Gaul by Saint Peter the Apostle. Good story, but about two centuries off the mark.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Martial of Limoges“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 November 2014. Web. 22 December 2014. <>