Book of Saints – Martyrs in Africa – 16 December


AFRICA (MARTYRS IN). (December 16) (5th century) A number of holy women (probably nuns), who laid down their lives (A.D. 482), in witness to the Catholic Faith, then proscribed by the Arian Vandal King of Africa, Hunneric. The bodies of some were crushed by heavy weights, and of others were scorched by red-hot metal plates. The lives of the rest were taken after slow tortures.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs in Africa”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2012. Web. 1 October 2020. <>