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Feastday: September 24

Death: 2nd century


Priest and martyr sent to Gaul by St. Polycarp. Andochius and a deacon named Thyrsus went to Autun. There they converted a merchant, Felix, while staying with him. The three were arrested, tortured, and put to death by the Romans because they would not deny Christ.


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