New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Pancratius

Saint Pancras of RomeArticle

Martyr; one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. According to tradition he was born in Phrygia, brought to Rome, and, professing his Faith, was beheaded on the Via Aurelia, when only fourteen, but in what persecution is doubtful. He is the avenger of perjurors. Numerous monuments to him exist throughout Europe, among them the church built by Pope Symmachus, c.500, over his tomb. The first church built at Canterbury by Saint Augustine was named in honor of Saint Pancras as were many ancient churches all over England. The London borough of Saint Pancras gives its name to a railroad terminal in London. Relics in his own church at Rome, destroyed in 1798, head in the Lateran Basilica. Feast, Roman Calendar, 12 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Pancratius”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2018. Web. 8 March 2021. <>