Book of Saints – Hadrian and Others

chiaroscuro drawing of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia by Hans Holbein the Younger, c.1521; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saints) Martyrs (March 4) (4th century) Saint Hadrian, an officer in the Imperial army, as a Pagan had taken part in the persecution of the Christians enforced by Diocletian. On his conversion to the Faith he was arrested and put to the torture at Nicomedia, the Imperial Residence. While yet living, his bones were broken with hammers. Twenty-three other Christians shared his fate (A.D. 303). The body of Saint Hadrian was translated to Constantinople and afterwards to Rome. The anniversary of the latter Translation is kept liturgically on September 8.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hadrian and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2017. Web. 25 September 2020. <>