Saint Zeno of Nicomedia

Also known as

  • Zenon
  • Zinon

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Imperial Roman soldier and regimental commander. As the emperor Diocletian offered sacrifice to a statue of the goddess Ceres, Zeno laughed at and ridiculed the whole procedure. His jaw was shattered for having spoken, and he then was martyred for his sentiment.

Died

  • beheaded in 303 in Nicomedia, Bithynia (modern Izmit, Turkey)

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Zeno of Nicomedia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 March 2009. Web. 2 August 2015. <>