Three Christians martyred in the same area at roughly the same time. That’s really all we know, though it didn’t stop writers in later centuries from inventing colourful histories, making them a father and sons, adding saintly family members, earthquakes, close escapes, etc.
- c.159 in the Marsica region of Italy
- at some point their relics were interred under the main altar of the San Giovanni Vecchio church in the Collegiata di Celano
- relics authenticated in 1057 by Pope Stephen IX
- the city was depopulated in 1222; when it was re-built, the relics were re-enshrined in the church of San Vittorino on 10 June 1406
- “Martyrs of Celano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 August 2016. Web. 19 February 2017. <>