Saint Nereus of Terracina

statue of Saint Nereus of Terracina by Lorenzo Ottoni, c.1703; colonnade of Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyMemorial


Soldier in the imperial Roman army, and a member of the Praetorian Guard. Convert to Christianity, baptized by Saint Peter the Apostle. Exiled for his faith to the island of Pontia, he suffered with Saint Flavia Domitilla, and was martyred with his brother Saint Achilleus.



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nereus of Terracina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 October 2016. Web. 28 October 2016. <>