Saint Pancras of Taormina

statue of Saint Pancras of Taormina at the main entrance to the Church of San Pancrazio, Taormina, Sicily; photo taken by Giovanni Dall'Orto, on 9 September 2006; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Pancratius
  • Pankratios
  • Pancrazio
  • Pankratiy

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Travelled from Turkey to Jerusalem as a boy during the ministry of Jesus. Back in Antioch, he and his entire family converted. Hermit in a cave in Pontus. Consecrated as a missionary bishop by the Saint Peter the Apostle, and sent to Taormina, Sicily. Miraculously saved the city from destruction by the pagan commander Aquilinus. Martyred by other pagans who opposed Christianity.

Born

  • Antioch, Cilicia (modern Adana, Turkey)

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Pancras of Taormina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 July 2015. Web. 31 July 2015. <>