Pictorial Lives of the Saints – Saint Agapetus, Martyr

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Saint Agapetus suffered in his youth a cruel martyrdom at Prseneste, now called Palestrina, twenty-four miles from Rome, under Aurelian, about the year 275. His name is famous in the ancient calendars of the Church of Rome. Two churches in Palestrina and others in other places are dedicated to God under his name.

MLA Citation

  • John Dawson Gilmary Shea. “Saint Agapetus, Martyr”. Pictorial Lives of the Saints, 1922. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 December 2018. Web. 28 October 2021. <>