Book of Saints – John and Paul


(Saints) Martyrs (June 26) (4th century) Two famous Christian heroes, reputed the last to have suffered in Rome for refusing to worship idols (A.D. 362), under Julian the Apostate. They are daily commemorated in the Canon of the Mass; and their shrine on the Mons Ccelius is one of the most frequented in Rome. Much controversy has arisen in modern times concerning their identity. The traditional account is that they were brothers, officials in the household of Constantia, daughter of the Emperor Constantine; that they were secretly put to death in their own house, by order of Julian; and that their glorious end became public through the many wonders wrought at their tomb. These also (it is alleged) led to the conversion of Terentianus, the judge who had passed sentence of death upon them.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John and Paul”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 October 2013. Web. 23 July 2019. <>