Book of Saints – Nazarius and Celsus

illustration of Saint Nazarius and Saint Celsus being led to their martyrdom; from Pictorial Lives of the SaintsArticle

(Saints) Martyrs (July 28) (1st century) Saint Nazarius’s father was a heathen; but his Christian mother, Perpetua was probably a disciple of Saint Peter. Leaving Rome, the Saint went to Milan, where, under Nero, he was beheaded with his companion, the youth Celsus, about A.D. 60. Their bodies, separately buried, were discovered by Saint Ambrose (A.D. 395), and in the tomb of Saint Nazarius, a vial of blood, fresh as if recently shed.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Nazarius and Celsus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 March 2016. Web. 5 August 2021. <>