Book of Saints – Castus and Aemilius


CASTUS and AEMILIUS (Saints) Martyrs (May 22) (3rd century) Two celebrated African Martyrs of the persecution of Decius (A.D. 250) who, having first given way when put to the torture, repented, and on being seized a second time, bravely won their crown. They were burned to death, their love of Christ, as their contemporary Saint Cyprian tells us, proving itself “stronger than fire.” One of Saint Augustine’s sermons is a panegyric of these holy men.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Castus and Aemilius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>