(December 30) (Saints) Martyrs (4th century) Martyrs at Spoleto (Italy) in the persecution under Diocletian. Saint Sabinus was a Bishop, and Exuperantius and Marcellus, two of his deacons. But Venustianus was the governor of Etruria or Tuscany. To him Maximian Herculeus, the savage colleague of Diocletian, had addressed a special Decree enjoining the persecution to death of all Christians,/a>. Becoming himself a convert, Venustianus, with his wife and family, shared at Assisi the fate of the two deacons, who were beheaded. Saint Sabinus had his hands cut off, and died in prison A.D. 302.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Sabinus, Exuperantius, Marcellus, Venustianus and Others”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 December 2016. Web. 19 January 2017. <>