Saint Secundus of Asti

Saint Secundus of AstiAlso known as

  • Secondo di Asti



Born to the patrician class. Soldier; subaltern officer in the imperial Roman army, a low rank which probably indicates he was a young man. Convert to Christianity, baptised in Milan, Italy. He illegally gave a Christian burial to the martyr Saint Marcian of Tortona, and then fled to his family in Asti, Italy. There he was arrested, tortured and beheaded. Martyr. A number of legends have grown up around him, but they’re just that – legends. The large market that grew up around the cathedral in Asti, which cathedral holds his relics, led to a tradition of patronage of bankers and merchants by Secundus.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Secundus of Asti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 June 2015. Web. 9 October 2015. <>