Book of Saints – Marciana – 12 July


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (July 12) (4th century) According to the Bollandists and others, this Saint Marciana is identical with the Saint of the same name commemorated on January 9 as having suffered in Africa, where she was gored by a bull in the Amphitheatre. The Roman Martyrology notes Toledo as the place of martyrdom of the Saint of July 12, but this can hardly be. There is at Toledo no tradition or other trace of such a Saint as a local heroine.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marciana”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2014. Web. 21 February 2019. <>