Book of Saints – Martyrs of Rome – 5 August


(Saints) (August 5) (4th century) Twenty-three Christians of the company of Saint Abundantius (September 16), put to death while engaged in prayer. Each one signed himself with the sign of the Cross in the act of laying his head on the block. They suffered under Diocletian about A.D. 303. The Emperor is said to have afterwards expressed his regret that he had not had them more severely treated in the torture chamber.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Rome”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2014. Web. 18 October 2021. <>