The Passion of Saints Ursus and Victor of Solothurn

These two saints were in the Theban Legion led by Maurice, but they escaped the killings of the Legion and fled to Solothurn in Gaul (now in Switzerland). The Emperor Maximian ordered his ministers to capture them there. When found, they did not deny they were Christians, so the ministers said they were to be killed. Here are a few excerpts from documents in the Acta Sanctorum (September vol. 8) that tell of the passion of these two saints.

Translated by Richard Stracke, Ph.D.