Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Castus and AEmilius, Martyrs


May 22

They had first fallen in the persecution; but being touched with remorse, rose again with greater fervour, and triumphed over the flames. Saint Austin, in a sermon which he preached on their festival, says, they fell like Saint Peter by presuming on their own strength. They suffered in Africa, probably under Decius, in 250.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Castus and AEmilius, Martyrs”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 May 2012. Web. 30 November 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/butlers-lives-of-the-saints-saint-castus-and-aemilius-martyrs/>