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Saint Victricius (French: Victrice; Italian: Vittricio) also known as Victricius of Rouen (c. 330 – c. 407 AD) was a bishop of Rouen (393–407), missionary, and author. His feast day is August 7. Victricius was the son of a Roman legionnaire, and was in the army himself. However, when he became a Christian, he refused to remain in the army. He was flogged and sentenced for execution, but managed to avoid being executed. He proselytized amongst the tribes of Flanders, Hainault, and Brabant.
He became bishop of Rouen around 386 or 393. He was invited to Britain in 396 to assist in the settlement of some dispute among the bishops there. He was accused of heresy but was defended by Pope Innocent I and received from Innocent the important decretal of the Liber Regularum.
Victricius wrote The Praise of Saints (De Laude Sanctorum).
- Gillian Clark, "Victricius of Rouen: Praising the Saints (Introduction and annotated translation)," Journal of Early Christian Studies, 7 (1999), 365-399; = in Eadem, Body and Gender, Soul and Reason in Late Antiquity (Farnham; Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2011) (Variorum collected studies series, CS978), art. XII.
- 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
- Kirsten Groß-Albenhausen (1997). "Victricius, Bischof von Rouen". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 12. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 1359–1362. ISBN 3-88309-068-9.
- (French) Saint Victrice