New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Cassian


(4th century) Martyr, died Imola, Italy. He was a schoolmaster at Imola when a persecution broke out, probably that of Decius or Valerian. Refusing to sacrifice to the gods, he was condemned to the mercy of his pupils who tortured him to death with their iron styles or pencils. Patron of Mexico City. Relics at Imola. Feast, Roman Calendar, 13 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cassian”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 26 July 2016. <>