Saint Cassian of Imola

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

Profile

Schoolmaster at Imola, Italy who taught writing. During one of the imperial persecutions he was ordered to sacrifice to pagan gods; he refused. He was turned over to his pagan students who stabbed him to death with their iron styles, the device used as a pencil on wax tablets.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • man being stabbed by children
  • paper
  • pen
  • writing instruments
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cassian of Imola“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 September 2016. Web. 26 September 2016. <>