Passion of St Saturninus of Toulouse – now online in English

In the early 5th century an unknown writer edited an account from ca. 300 of the death of Bishop Saturninus of Toulouse.  He added a preface, and a conclusion recording the moving of the saint’s remains; but the main core of the account remained the same.  It is an interesting, and historical, insight into how Christians might still be lynched at this period.

Andrew Eastbourne has kindly translated this text for us.  The result is public domain; use it for any purpose, personal, educational or commercial.

HTML version:

http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/passion_of_st_saturninus_02_text.htm

PDF and Word format:

http://archive.org/details/PassionOfSt.Saturninus

I need to write an intro, giving details of why the text is mainly authentic and historical, as too few of the hagiographical texts are.  But that will probably be later!