New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Cassian

the painting 'Martirio di S. Cassiano' ('Martyrdom of Saint Cassian'), c.1500, by Innocenzo FrancucciArticle

(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. 19 February 2019. <>