Book of Saints – Mercurius and Others

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Saints) Martyrs (December 10) (4th century) Sicilian Martyrs. They were soldiers sent to escort Christian prisoners, Mercurius being the officer commanding the detachment. The prisoners so impressed the soldiers that they too on arrival at Leontium, whither they were bound, declared themselves to be of the same religion as their charges. All alike were put to the torture and beheaded, about A.D. 320. The date appears to require reconsideration, as it is not clear how Licinius, who is named in the Roman Martyrology as the persecuting Emperor, could have been pursuing Christians in Sicily so long after Constantine had guaranteed toleration and protection to the Christians in the West.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mercurius and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 October 2015. Web. 16 January 2019. <>