(Saints) Martyrs (August 12) (8th century) These Martyrs, five hundred in number, were the community of the famous Abbey of Lerins in the island of that name, off the coast of France, opposite Cannes in the Mediterranean. Certain pirates, called by contemporaries “Saracens,” but more likely to have been Danes or Northmen, landed on the island (A.D. 731) and ravaged it, putting all to fire and sword. Saint Porcarius, the Abbot, had contrived to send away to the mainland the boys that were being educated in his Abbey, with thirty-six of the younger monks. Four others were carried away by the pirates. The rest, mercilessly massacred, have ever since been honoured as Martyrs.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Porcarius and Others”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2016. Web. 17 January 2017. <>