Saint Pancras of Rome

Saint Pancras of RomeAlso known as

  • Pancritas
  • Pancratius
  • Pancrazio
  • Pancracio
  • Pancrace



Fourteen-year-old orphan, brought to Rome by his uncle, Saint Dionysius. Convert to Christianity. Martyred with Saint Nereus, Saint Achilleus, and Saint Domitilla for publicly proclaiming his faith. Pope Saint Vitalian sent his relics from the cemetery of Calepodius in Rome to the British Isles as part of the evangelization of England, so they would have relics of the Church at large, and to install in altars in new churches. Saint Augustine of Canterbury dedicated the first church in England to Saint Pancras, and subsequent churches throughout England are similarly named for him.


  • c.290 at Phrygia




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Pancras of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2021. Web. 23 September 2021. <>