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Victricius was Gallic by birth, the son of a Roman legionnaire. He also became a soldier and was posted to various locations around Gaul. However, when he became a Christian, he refused to remain in the army. He was flogged and sentenced to death, but managed to avoid execution. He proselytized amongst the tribes of Flanders, Hainault, and Brabant. He became bishop of Rouen around 386 or 393.
De Laude SanctorumEdit
In 396, Ambrose of Milan sent Victricius (as well as Paulinus of Nola and others) some relics of Vitalis and Agricola. Victricius wrote a sermon, De Laude Sanctorum (On the Praise of the Saints), celebrating the arrival of the relics from Italy. He mentions that he had been away from Rouen (396), as he had been requested to travel to Britain to help resolve some doctrinal issues. Victricius describes Britain as a wild and hostile place dealing with paganism and heresy in contrast with Italy with its abundance of holy sites and relics of martyrs.
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- Meier, Gabriel. "Sts. Vitalis and Agricola." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 21 April 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Victricius, Saint, and Gillian Clark. "Victricius of Rouen: Praising the Saints." Journal of Early Christian Studies, vol. 7 no. 3, 1999, p. 365-399. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/earl.1999.0071
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- Gillian Clark, "Translating relics: Victricius of Rouen and fourth-century debate," Early Medieval Europe, 10 (2001), 161–176; in Eadem, Body and Gender, Soul and Reason in Late Antiquity (Farnham; Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2011) (Variorum collected studies series, CS978), art. XIII.
- Catholic Online: St. Victricius
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- (in French) Saint Victrice