Book of Saints – Mavilus


(Saint) Martyr (January 4) (3rd century) A young African Christian, flung to the wild beasts in the arena, during the persecution under the Emperor Septimus Severus. The early and contemporary writer Tertullian makes this crime, of which he accuses in particular a judge named Scapula, responsible for certain natural catastrophes which quickly followed, and which he attributes to the Divine vengeance.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mavilus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2014. Web. 20 February 2019. <>