Saint Marcian of Syracuse

Memorial

Profile

Third century missionary bishop to Sicily, using Syracuse as his base of operations. Martyred by local Jews who considered him a heretic. An old Sicilian tradition says that he was sent to the island by Saint Peter the Apostle, but that would be a couple of centuries off.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marcian of Syracuse“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 June 2009. Web. 7 May 2015. <>