New Catholic Dictionary – Saints Felix and Adauctus


Martyrs (c.303), died Rome, Italy. Felix was a Roman priest; ordered to offer sacrifice to the pagan gods, he refused, and at his prayer the idols fell shattered to the ground. He was subjected to cruel torments and beheaded. According to the legend, while Felix was being led to his execution, a stranger, inflamed by his heroic example, professed the Faith, and was also martyred. The name of the stranger being unknown, he was called Adauctus (Added). Their basilica over the cemetery of Commodilla was discovered in 1905. Relics in the Cathedral of Vienna. Feast, Roman Calendar, 30 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints Felix and Adauctus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2012. Web. 16 January 2019. <>