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November 29 - Saint Saturninus - Bishop of Toulouse - Martyr - 0256 - Toulouse Gaul cybrotius Cernín Sadurní Sadurninho Sarnin Satordi Saturdi Saturnin Saturnino Serenín Sernin Zernin Memorial 29 …More
November 29 - Saint Saturninus - Bishop of Toulouse - Martyr - 0256 - Toulouse Gaul
cybrotius
Cernín
Sadurní
Sadurninho
Sarnin
Satordi
Saturdi
Saturnin
Saturnino
Serenín
Sernin
Zernin
Memorial
29 November
30 October (translation of relics)
Profile
Born to the third century Roman nobility. Missionary to Gaul, the Pyrenees, and the Iberian peninsula. Worked with Saint Papoul. He converted many, including the farmer now known as Saint Honestus who joined him as a missionary. Imprisoned in Carcassone by the prefect Rufinus, Saturninus and his group were freed by an angel. He became the first bishop of Toulouse (in modern France), where he teamed with Saint Martial to perform miraculous healings. Converted and baptized Saint Firminus of Amiens.
When Saturninus began his work in Toulouse, the local pagan priests stopped receiving oracular messages from their gods. One day in 257, when the priests were hopelessly frustrated, Saturninus passed by in the street. The priests blamed the bishop, and ordered the crowd of heathens to seize him and force him to offer sacrifice to their gods. The idols fell to pieces in front of the bishop, and the crowd murdered him.
Born
Patras, Greece
Died
dragged to death by a bull c.257 in Toulouse, France
two Christian women gathered up his remains and buried them in a ditch
a church called the Taur (bull) was built where the bull stopped
relics at the basilica at Toulouse
Patronage
against ants
against bovine spongiform encephalopathy
death anxiety
against fraud
against headaches
against mad cow disease
against nausea
against pain
against plague
against scrapie
against smallpox
against syphilis
bullfighters
smallpox patients

Burgo de San Cernin, Navarra, Spain
Minderau, Germany
Motte-Saint-Jean, Burgundy, France
Pamplona, Spain
Roche-Vineuse, Burgundy, France
Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Catalonia, Spain
Sant Sadurni d’Osormort, Catalonia, Spain
Sant Sadurni de l’heure, Catalonia, Spain
Sardinia, Italy
Navarre, Spain
St-Sernin-d’Apt, France
St-Sernin-du-Bois, Burgundy, France
St-Sernin-du-Plain, Burgundy, France
Toulouse, France
Vauban, Burgundy, France
Weissenau, Germany
Representation
bishop dragged by a bull
bishop with a bull at his feet
bull, cross and mitre