A group of Roman soldiers was ordered to escort a body of Christian prisoners to Lentini, Sicily where they were to be executed for their faith. The soldiers were so impressed by the prisoners that they converted to Christianity. The soldiers and prisoners were all martyred together. Mercurius is the only one of the soldiers whose name has come down to us.
- “Saint Mercurius and Companions”. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 November 2009. Web. 26 November 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/saint-mercurius-and-companions/>