Butler’s Lives of the Saints – The Massylitan Martyrs in Africa


Mentioned by Bede, and famous in ancient calendars. We have a sermon preached by Saint Austin on their festivals. They suffered in Africa, and probably derived their name from Massyla, or the adjacent country, on the sea-coast.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “The Massylitan Martyrs in Africa”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 April 2013. Web. 18 June 2021. <>