Saint Marinus

detail of the painting 'San Marino Blessing' by Bartolomeo Gennari, c.1650; Hall of the Council of the Twelve, Palazzo Pubblico, City of San MarinoAlso known as

  • Marinus of San Marino
  • Marinus the Dalmatian
  • Marinus of Dalmatia
  • Marinus of Rimini
  • Marino
  • Marinao



Stonemason who worked at Monte Titano in modern San Marino. Layman preacher who converted many, and ministered to Christians who had been sentenced to quarry work as punishment for their faith. Deacon, ordained by Saint Gaudentius of Rimini. Bishop of Rimini, Italy. Though he belonged to no order that required it, he was a confirmed, life-long bachelor. Falsely accused by an insane woman of Rimini of being her estranged husband, he fled to a cave on Monte Titano, and lived there as a hermit. The small country of San Marino is named for him.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marinus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 September 2020. Web. 21 January 2022. <>