Book of Saints – Cantius, Cantianus, Cantianilla, and Protus


CANTIUS, CANTIANUS, CANTIANILLA, and PROTUS (Saints) Martyrs (May 31) (3rd century) Two brothers and their sister of the noble Roman family of the Anicii, who, with their tutor Protus, were denounced as Christians and arrested at Aquileia, whither they had repaired to visit in his prison the holy priest Saint Chrysogonus. They, like him, sealed the confession of their Faith with their blood (A.D. 290). A panegyric of these Martyrs preached by Saint Maximus of Turin is printed among the works of Saint Ambrose.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cantius, Cantianus, Cantianilla, and Protus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 September 2012. Web. 10 July 2020. <>