Saint Judas Cyriacus

detail of a stained glass windows of the martyrdom of Saint Quiriace; date and artist unknown; chapel of Saint-Quiriace, collegiate church of Saint-Quiriace, Provins, Seine-et-Marne, France; photographed on 4 June 2011 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Cyriacus of Ancona
  • Judas Quiriacus
  • Quiriace
  • Quiriacus

Memorial

Profile

Bishop of Ancona, Italy, possibly the first. Martyred, possibly while on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His name has led to much speculation about his origin, about which we know nothing for sure, and many legends, some blatantly anti-Jewish, have been attached to his story.

Patronage

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Judas Cyriacus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 April 2015. Web. 26 April 2015. <>