New Catholic Dictionary – Saints Crispin and Crispinian


Martyrs, born probably Rome; died Soissons, France, c.285. According to legend, they were Romans of distinguished lineage who were sent as missionaries to Gaul. Having escaped various tortures unscathed, they were finally beheaded. Patrons of cobblers, tanners, and saddlers. Emblems: instruments of their trade, and strips of leather. Relics in San Lorenzo at Rome, and at Osnabruck. Feast, 25 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints Crispin and Crispinian”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2012. Web. 26 September 2017. <>