New Catholic Dictionary – Saints John and Paul


Martyrs in Rome, Italy, 362. They were Romans, servants of Constantia, daughter of Constantine. Refusing to join the household of Julian the Apostate when he became emperor, they were secretly beheaded in their own home. Their bodies were interred under the present basilica of Saints John and Paul, which was formerly the house of the senator Pammachius. Their names occur in the “Communicantes” in the Canon of the Mass. Invoked against lightning, rain, hail, and pestilence. Feast, Roman Calendar, 26 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints John and Paul”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2013. Web. 30 September 2020. <>