Catholic Encyclopedia – Seven Robbers


(Septem Latrones), martyrs on the Island of Corcyra (Corfu) in the second century. Their names are Saturninus, Insischolus, Faustianus, Januarius, Marsalius, Euphrasius, and Mammius. The greek menologoies inform us that Saints Jason and Sosipater, who had been instructed in the Christian religion by the Apostles or by Christ Himself, came to the Island of Corcyra to preach the Gospel of Christ. After making numerous conversions they were cast into a dungeon where the above-named seven robbers were imprisoned. They succeeded in converting the robbers who were then taken outside the city and martyred by being cast into caldrons that were filled with seething oil and pitch. Some Greek menologies mention them on 27 April, others on 29 April. In the Roman martyrology they are commemorated on 20 April.

MLA Citation

  • Michael Ott. “Seven Robbers”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1914. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 April 2012. Web. 27 September 2020. <>