Six of his most famous sermons were edited, with a biographical sketch of their author, by the Oratorian Borde in 1704.
The writer of the Oratorian Commentary (Theodulf of Orleans?) addressing a synod which instructed him to provide an exposition of this work on the faith, writes of it, as " here and there recited in our churches, and continually made the subject of meditation by our priests."
He published a number of theological works, and edited the Oratorian Lives of the Saints.
Though the son of a poor joiner, he received a good education in the Oratorian colleges of Tournon and Lyons.
Thus the Oratorian Andrea Gallandi (1709-1779), in re-issuing Cotelier's collection in his Bibliotheca Veterum Patrum (1765-1781), included the fragments of Papias and the Epistle to Diognetus, to which recent editors have added the citations from the "Elders" of Papias's day found in Irenaeus, and, since 1883, the Didache.