New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Romanus

detail from a painting depicting the Conversion of Saint Romanus OstiariusArticle

Martyred c.258 in Rome. Ostiary of the Church at Rome. According to his legend he was a soldier, converted to Christianity by the example of Saint Lawrence, by whom he was baptized. Relics in the churches of San Lorenzo and Santa Catarina dei Funari, Rome. Feast, Roman Calendar, 9 August. Several martyrs of this name are mentioned in large companies of Christians.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Romanus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2016. Web. 9 May 2021. <>