Catholic Encyclopedia – Saints Primus and Felician

Saint Felicianus and Saint PrimusArticle

Suffered martyrdom about 304 in the Diocletian persecution. The “Martyrologium Hieronymianum” gives under 9 June the names of Primus and Felician who were buried at the fourteenth milestone of the Via Nomentana (near Nomentum, now Mentana). They were evidently from Nomentum. This notice comes from the catalogue of Roman martyrs of the fourth century. In 648 Pope Theodore translated the bones of the two saints to the Roman Church of San Stefano, under an altar erected in their honour, where they remain. Their feast is still observed on 9 June.

MLA Citation

  • Johann Peter Kirsch. “Saints Primus and Felician”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2014. Web. 20 September 2018. <>