Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Quirinus of Rome


According to the legendary Acts of the martyrs Saint Maris and Saint Martha, a Roman martyr Quirinus (Cyrinus) was buried in the Catacomb of Pontian. However, the Itineraries to the graves of the Roman martyrs do not mention him. His feast is celebrated on 25 March. Perhaps this Quirinus is meant by the expression “Romæ sancti Cyri” found in the “Martyrologium Hieronymianum” of 24 March. In the eighth century the relics of the martyr were translated to the Benedictine abbey of Tegernsee in Bavaria.

MLA Citation

  • Johann Peter Kirsch. “Saint Quirinus of Rome”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2014. Web. 17 November 2018. <>