Saint Menignus of Parium

detail of a Saint Menignus of Parium holy card by Bertoni, date unknownAlso known as

  • Menigno of Pario



Married layman. fuller and cloth dyer. Tortured, his fingers hacked off, and executed in the persecutions of Decius for tearing down an edict suppressing the faith. Martyr.


  • beheaded c.250 in the Greek city of Parium in the Hellespont (in modern Turkey)
  • witnesses say they saw his soul leave the mouth of his severed head in the form of a dove


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Menignus of Parium“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 May 2018. Web. 18 September 2021. <>