Book of Saints – Marcius


(Mark, Martin) (Saint) (October 24) (6th century) An Italian hermit, one of the Saints whose merits are enlarged upon by Saint Gregory the Great in his Book of Dialogues. Peter the Deacon, the old historian of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, describes Saint Marcius (or Martin, as he calls him) as a wonder-worker, who after spending some time at Monte Cassino, retired into a cave on Mount Massicus (Mondragone), where he died in the odour of sanctity about A.D. 579. His relics were (A.D. 1094) translated to the town of Carinola, part of them being at the same time taken to Monte Cassino.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2014. Web. 5 August 2021. <>