Saints of the Day – Marciana, Virgin, Martyr


Died c.303. A maiden of Mauritania, Marciana was accused of having shattered a statue of the goddess Diana and thrown to the wild beasts in the amphitheater, where she was gored to death by a bull. The Mozarabic office has a special hymn in her honor (Benedictines). In art Saint Marciana is represented as a maiden gored by a bull. Sometimes there is a leopard and bull near her. She is invoked to cure wounds (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2021. Web. 5 December 2021. <>