A Garner of Saints – Ten Thousand Martyrs


Suffered under Hadrian. When compelled to sacrifice, they said that they would offer themselves as a sacrifice to Jesus Christ. Enraged by this the emperor gave orders that they should be tortured and finally crucified, all which suffering they bore with firm faith. The place where they suffered is a high mountain called Ararat, about 400 stadia from Alexandria. The king’s army of 30,000 soldiers came to put them to death. That same day the sun was obscured and the earth quaked. And the martyrs prayed that all who should celebrate their memory might have health of body, peace of mind and prosperity at home and abroad; and a voice came from heaven granting their request, after which they expired. 23rd June.

MLA Citation

  • Allen Banks Hinds, M.A. “Ten Thousand Martyrs”. A Garner of Saints, 1900. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 April 2017. Web. 20 February 2019. <>