Third to fourth century layman or deacon (sources vary). While taking Communion to prisoners, Tarcisius was attacked by a pagan mob, and died defending the Host. Martyr. It is said that when the pagans searched him after beating him to death, the Hosts had miraculously disappeared.
- “Saint Tarcisius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 March 2015. Web. 3 May 2015. <>