(Saints) Martyrs (March 23) (3rd century) A band of one hundred Italian Martyrs whom modern investigation has proved to have suffered in Sicily and not in Palestine, as registered by mistake in the Roman Martyrology. The record of Saint Nicon is singular. He was a Roman soldier of some distinction. Then, while travelling in the East, he became a Christian, and in company with others embraced the monastic life. Because of the persecution threatened in Palestine, they took refuge in Sicily, and were there, every one, put to death under Decius (A.D. 250).
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Nicon and Others”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2016. Web. 25 April 2017. <>