Catholic Encyclopedia – Saints Rufinus

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The present Roman Martyrology records eleven saints named Rufinus:

(1) On 28 February, a Roman martyr Rufinus, with several companions in martyrdom; nothing is known concerning them.

(2) On 7 April, an African martyr Rufinus with two companions; their names are mentioned under 6 April in a list of martyrs in the “Martyrologium Hieronymianum”.

(3) On 14 June, the two martyrs Valerius and Rufinus who suffered at Soissons, France, during the Diocletian persecution; their names are given under this date in the “Martyrologium Hieronymianum”.

(4) On 21 June, Rufinus who suffered martyrdom with Martia at Syracuse; nothing is known concerning him.

(5) On 30 July, Rufinus of Assisi, who was according to legend the bishop of this city and a martyr. He is probably identical with the “episcopus Marsorum” noted under 11 August. The Acts of the martyrdom of this Rufinus are purely legendary.

(6) On 19 August, Rufinus, confessor at Mantua.

(7) On 26 August, a confessor Rufinus venerated at Capua. His name is given in the “Martyrologium Hieronymianum” under 26 and 27 August.

(8) On 4 September, a martyr Rufinus with his companions in martyrdom who suffered at Ancyra in Galatia; he is also mentioned in company with several others in the “Martyrol. Hieronym.” under 31 August, and again under 4 September.

(9) On 9 September, Rufinus and Rufinianus, with no further particulars.

(10) On 16 November, Rufinus, a martyr in Africa with several companions in martyrdom; nothing is known concerning this saint.

(11) Besides the saints already given mention should also be made of a martyr Rufinus of Alexandria whose name is given under 22 June in the “Martyrol. Hieronym.”

MLA Citation

  • Johann Peter Kirsch. “Saint Rufinus”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 December 2018. Web. 5 April 2020. <>