Saints of the Day – Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, and Companions

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Died c.120. Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Hesychius, Papius, Saturninus, Germanus, and Astius were martyred in Macedonia under Trajan. Bishop Astius of Dyrrachium (Durazzo), Macedonia, was crucified. The others were Italians who sought refuge in Macedonia against persecutions in their homeland. They were seized, because they expressed sympathy for the plight of Astius, loaded with chains, and thrown into the sea (Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 July 2021. Web. 30 July 2021. <>