(Saints) Martyrs (July 28) (1st century) Saint Nazarius’s father was a heathen; but his Christian mother, Perpetua was probably a disciple of Saint Peter. Leaving Rome, the Saint went to Milan, where, under Nero, he was beheaded with his companion, the youth Celsus, about A.D. 60. Their bodies, separately buried, were discovered by Saint Ambrose (A.D. 395), and in the tomb of Saint Nazarius, a vial of blood, fresh as if recently shed.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Nazarius and Celsus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 March 2016. Web. 19 February 2017. <>