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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume VI: June. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

June 30

St. Martial, Bishop of Limoges

ST. GREGORY of Tours informs us, that he was one of the first apostles of France, whither he was sent from Rome with St. Dionysius of Paris, about the year 250. He was the first bishop of Limoges, and his name is famous in ancient Martyrologies. Great miracles have been wrought at his relics. See St. Gregory of Tours, who places him in the number of holy confessors, Hist. Franc. l. 1. c. 30. l. de Glor. Confess. c. 27. the New Paris Breviary on the 1st of July. Dom. Rivet, Hist. Littér. de la France, t, 1. p. 406. and Gallia Christ. Nova, t. 2. p. 499, 553.