Book of Saints – Massa Candida


(Saints) Martyrs (August 24) (3rd century) The name “Massa Candida” ( White Mass) denotes a group of three hundred Christians who suffered martyrdom at Utica in North Africa in the persecution decreed by the Emperors Gallienus and Valerian (A.D. 254- A.D. 268). Ordered to choose between sacrificing to idols and being cast into a lime-kiln, they elected at once to die for Christ. Their remains (sought as relics) were of course undistinguishable from the lime that had burned them up.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Massa Candida”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 December 2014. Web. 19 January 2019. <>