Book of Saints – Marinus – 8 August

statue of Saint Marinus of Anzarba, c.1668, artist unknown; colonnade of Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Saint) Martyr (August 8) (3rd century) An aged man, a native of Cilicia (Asia Minor), who having embraced the Christian religion and converted many other Pagans, was arrested in the persecution under Diocletian, put to the torture, and afterwards executed. The Roman Martyrology registers him as having been cast to the wild beasts in the Amphitheatre. Another account drawn up in the East states that he was beheaded. The date given is A.D. 290.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 August 2016. Web. 18 January 2019. <>