Book of Saints – Marciana – 9 January


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (January 9) (4th century) A zealous Christian maiden in Mauritania (Africa) who was accused of having shattered a statue of the goddess Diana, and on her arrest, having steadily persevered in her confession of Christ, was thrown to the wild beasts at the public games in the Amphitheatre. She was, says the account we have, gored to death by a wild bull. She was one of the innumerable sufferers at the beginning of the fourth century under Diocletian and Maximian Herculeus.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marciana”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 November 2014. Web. 16 February 2019. <>