Book of Saints – Marius (Maris), Martha, Abachum and Audifax


(Saints) Martyrs (January 19) (3rd century) A Persian nobleman who with his wife, Martha, and their two sons, Audifax and Abachum, had journeyed to Rome to visit and venerate the tombs of the Apostles. Claudius II was at the time persecuting the Christians, and the zealous Persians set themselves forthwith to the dangerous work of ministering to the Faithful in prison and of recovering and burying their bodies after martyrdom. They were soon themselves arrested, tried and condemned to death. The father and his sons were beheaded, but Saint Martha was thrown into a deep well (A.D. 270). Their relics are enshrined in the church of Saint Hadrian, close to the Roman Forum.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marius (Maris), Martha, Abachum and Audifax”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2014. Web. 5 August 2021. <>