Book of Saints – Gereon and Others

sculpture of Saint Gereon; date unknown, aritst unknown; Church of Saint Gereon, Berkum, Wachtberglifte, Germany; photographed on 30 April 2010 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saints) Martyrs (October 10) (3rd century) These heroic Christians, three hundred and nineteen in number, appear to have formed part of the famous Theban Legion, massacred by order of the Emperor Maximian (A.D. 286). Saint Gereon would therefore be the officer in command of the detachment. Saint Hanno of Cologne discovered and enshrined their remains in the eleventh century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gereon and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2016. Web. 26 October 2016. <>