Saint Marciana of Caesarea

detail of a holy card of Saint Marciana of Caesarea by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Marciana of Mauretania

Memorial

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Making personal vows, she retired to the city of Caesarea, Mauritania (in modern Algeria) to live is a penitent hermitess. Imprisoned, tortured, threatened with rape, and eventually executed for refusing to worship of statue of the pagan goddess Diana during the persecutions of Diocletian. Martyr.

Born

  • Russucur, Mauritania (modern Dellys, Algeria)

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marciana of Caesarea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 July 2016. Web. 4 December 2016. <>