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Martyred Deacons of Rome

Memorial

Profile

A group of deacons who were martyred with Pope Saint Sixtus II. We know nothing about them but their names and their deaths.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Martyred Deacons of Rome“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 July 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>

Martyrs of Como

Memorial

Profile

A group of Christian soldiers in the imperial Roman army. Martyred in the persecutions of Maximian.

Died

Canonized

Representation

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Como“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 July 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>

Seven Sleepers of Ephesus

Also known as

  • People of the Cave
  • The Seven Sleepers

Memorial

Profile

A group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered. Their names were

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Seven Sleepers of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>

Martyrs of Philadelphia

Memorial

Profile

A group of six Christians martyred. No other information about them has survived.

Died

  • in Philadelphia (modern Alasehir, Turkey)

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Philadelphia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 June 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>

Martyrs of Rome

Memorial

Profile

A group of spiritual students of Saint Justin Martyr who died with him and about whom we know nothing else but their names

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Rome“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 May 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>

Catholic Encyclopedia Entries – page 3

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Catholic Encyclopedia Entries – page 2

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Martyrs of Sardinia

Memorial

Profile

A group of early Christians for whom a church on Sardinia is dedicated; they were probably martyrs, but no information about them has survived except the names

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Sardinia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 April 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>

Martyrs of Istria

Memorial

Profile

A group of early martyrs in the Istria peninsula. We know little more than some names

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Istria“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 April 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>