Saint Settimio of Jesi

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Saint Settimio of Jesi by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Septimus



Raised in a pagan family, Settimio received a good education and was a professional soldier. While in Italy, he converted to Christianity, and began to preach the faith. He was forced to flee from Milan, Italy in 303 during the persecutions of Diocletian. In Rome he became known for his preaching and bringing converts to the faith, even during a time of persecution. Consecrated as the first bishop of Jesi, Italy by Pope Saint Marcellus I. In Jesi, he built the first cathedral of the diocese, but a judge named Florentius ordered Settimio to sacrifice to pagan gods. Bishop Settimio ignored the order, continued to preach, performed miracles, and converted many in the city. For his refusal, he was executed. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Settimio of Jesi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 September 2018. Web. 24 January 2022. <>