Letter 6.50 to Bishop Palladius of Saintes (July 596)
Gregory to Palladius, bishop of Saintes in Gauls
Your Presbyter Leuparic, the bearer of this letter, came and informed us that your Fraternity has built a church in honor of the apostles, the blessed Peter and Paul, and also of the martyrs Laurence and Pancratius, and has erected thirteen altars there. We have been infomed that four of them remain not dedicated as yet, because you are arranging to put there some relics of the above-mentioned saints, with God's blessing.
And as we have provided, with veneration, the relics of Saints Peter and Paul, and also of the martyrs Laurence and Pancratius, we ask that you receive them with reverence, and put them there with the Lord's help, taking care before all else that agreements on the supply of sustenance for those serving there should not be lacking.
(trans. Martyn 2004: 437–438, slightly altered by J. Szafranowski)