Book of Saints – Celerinus


CELERINUS (Saint) Martyr (February 3) (3rd century) An African Christian who, without shedding his blood, earned the title of Martyr on account of the sufferings he endured during the persecution under Decius (A.D. 250), he being then on a visit to Rome. Set at liberty, he returned to Carthage, his native city, and was there ordained deacon by Saint Cyprian. He is mentioned with praise by the contemporary Pope, Saint Cornelius; and Saint Augustine speaks of a church at Carthage which bore his name.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Celerinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2012. Web. 18 June 2021. <>