Rev. Alban Butler (171173). Volume V: May. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.
St. Andeolus, Martyr
HE was a disciple of St. Polycarp, preached the gospel in Gaul, and received the crown of martyrdom at Bergoiate upon the Rhone, his head being sawn asunder with a wooden saw, by an order of the emperor Severus, in his march through Gaul for Britain, in the year 208.1 The town of St. Andiol, in Vivarez, is possessed of the treasure of his relics. See Bosquet, part 2. Hist. Eccles. Gallic, p. 91; Henschenius, p. 35.
Note 1. At the request of St. German, bishop of Paris, King Childebert founded at Paris the chapel of St. Andeol, which he subjected to the abbey of St. Vincent, now St. Germain-des-Prez. This chapel afterwards became a great parochial church, under the title of St. Andrews Des Arcs, in Latin De Arcubus, because it was built with arches, a thing formerly very extraordinary. It is sometimes corruptly called St. Andre des Arts. St. Andeol is still honoured in it as primitive titular patron. [back]