Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Quirinus of Siscia

[Saint Quirinus of Sescia]Article

The relics of a Saint Quirinus, now in Rome, were brought thither from Pannonia. This Saint Quirinus was Bishop of Siscia, now Sissek in Croatia, and suffered martyrdom in 309. He was thrown into the water with a millstone about his neck and drowned. The genuine Acts of the martyrdom of the saint are still in existence, also a hymn in his honour by Prudentius. Upon the incursion of the barbarians into Pannonia at the beginning of the fifth century the inhabitants fled to Italy and took the bones of Saint Quirinus with them. The remains were taken to Rome and interred in a vaulted chamber near the Church of Saint Sebastian on the Via Appia. His feast is observed on 4 June.

MLA Citation

  • Johann Peter Kirsch. “Saint Quirinus of Siscia”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2014. Web. 20 February 2019. <>