Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Nicomedes, Martyr


He was a holy priest at Rome, who was apprehended in the persecution of Domitian for his assiduity in assisting the martyrs in their conflicts, and for interring their bodies. Refusing constantly to sacrifice to idols, he was beaten to death with clubs about the year 90. His tomb was on the road to Nomento, and he is commemorated on this day in the sacramentary of Saint Gregory the Great, and in the Martyrologies of Saint Jerom, Bede, etc. See the Acts of Saints Nereus and Achilleus.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Nicomedes, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2013. Web. 18 December 2018. <>