instruments of martyrdom


Often used as symbols of martyr saints; e.g., arrows, for Saint Sebastian, a toothed wheel for Saint Catherine, a gridiron for Saint Lawrence, pincers or forceps for Saint Apollonia and Saint Leger, a butcher’s knife for Saint Bartholomew, a cross saltire for Saint Andrew.

MLA Citation

  • “instruments of martyrdom“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2013. Web. 9 April 2020. <>