In Bourges, Aquitaine, the death of St. Sulpicius Pius, whose worthy life and death are honored by glorious miracles. – Roman Martyrology for January 17
Saint Sulpitius of Bourges was the third bishop of that city. He is always portrayed as a mitred bishop with a crozier in one hand and sometimes a second object in the other hand. In some images the object is a book. In the first picture at right, it is a loaf of bread. The loaf presumably refers to the story that he resigned as bishop in order to "minister" to the poor, although his early vitae never mention a distribution of food.1 In the second picture at right he is pictured with a congregation of the crippled and maimed. The Wikimedia page for this relief calls it "Saint Sulpice curing the crippled and maimed." No such miracle appears in his early vitae, so the subject may simply be the "ministry" he undertook after his resignation.
Most images of this saint are in France.
Prepared in 2016 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University