SS. FUSCIAN, VICTORICUS, AND GENTIAN, MM.
FUSCIAN and VICTORICUS were two apostolical men
who came to preach the faith in Gaul about the same time with St.
Dionysius of Paris. They penetrated to the remotest parts of that
kingdom, and at length made Terouenne the seat of their mission.
Going back to Amiens, where Rictius Varus persecuted the Christians
with more than savage barbarity, they lodged with one Gentian, who
was desirous to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. He informed them
that St. Quintin had lately glorified God by martyrdom. They were
soon after apprehended, with their charitable host, and all three
died for Christ about the year 287. See their Acts quoted by Ado, and
the Chronicle of St. Bertin’s, extant in Bosquet,1. 4. On the
translation of their relics, see Mabillon, sc. 4, Ben. and Gallia
Christiana. Their bodies were found laid in coffins in the village
Sama, now called St. Fusieu, i. e St. Fuscian’s, in a
garden. St. Honoratus, then bishop of Amiens, translated them into
the cathedral, Childebert II., at that time king, gave to the church
of Amiens the royal village Magie, about the year 580