Book of Saints – Cassian – 13 August – martyr

the painting 'Martirio di S. Cassiano' ('Martyrdom of Saint Cassian'), c.1500, by Innocenzo FrancucciArticle

(Saint) Martyr (August 13) (3rd century) A Martyr of Imola in Central Italy, especially famous on account of the repulsive features of his Passion. He was a schoolmaster, and on being denounced as a Christian, was condemned to perish at the hands of his hundred pupils. These boys pierced him to death with their styli (steel pencils used for writing on wax). Saint Cassian suffered in one of the persecutions of the third century, but in which cannot be assigned with any certainty.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cassian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 September 2012. Web. 17 February 2019. <>