New Catholic Dictionary – Massa Candida


(White Company) The Roman Martyrology records 300 Christians at Carthage (c.253) who hurled themselves into a vat of burning lime rather than burn incense to Jupiter. Their fame was perpetuated by Saint Augustine and the poet Prudentius. Commemorated, 24 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Massa Candida”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2013. Web. 1 December 2015. <>