Born to the imperial Roman nobility and raised in a palace; his tutor and catechist was Saint Protus of Aquileia. To escape the persecutions of Diocletian, the family sold their property and moved to Aquileia, Italy. However, the authorities there quickly ordered them to sacrifice to idols; they refused. Martyr.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Cantian of Aquileia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 February 2013. Web. 11 March 2014. <>