Book of Saints – Chromatius – 11 August


CHROMATIUS (Saint) (August 11) (3rd century) The father of Saint Tiburtius the Martyr (August 11). He was converted to Christianity by Saint Tranquillinus, who was brought before Chromatius at a time when the latter was discharging the functions of Prefect of Rome. Though Saint Chromatius did not himself win the crown of martyrdom he was looked upon by the ancients as a Saint. The reluctance of the primitive Roman Church to canonise any save those who had actually shed their blood for Christ very possibly accounts for the omission of his name in the Roman Martyrology.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Chromatius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>