Book of Saints – Martyrs in Africa – 5 April


AFRICA (MARTYRS IN). (April 5) (5th century) A congregation of Catholic Christians massacred on Easter Sunday (A.D. 459), by order of the Arian Genseric, King of the Vandals, while assisting at Mass. The lector, who was in the act of intoning the Alleluia from the lectern at the moment when the soldiers rushed into the church, had his throat pierced bv an arrow.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs in Africa”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2012. Web. 20 January 2019. <>