Immigrant to and deacon in Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy. When the port town was invaded, Dana gathered up the sacred vessels and scriptures and ran inland; he managed to consume the consecrated Hosts to prevent them from being profaned. Ordered to sacrifice wine to the pagan god Bacchus, Dana refused. Martyr.
- Abbé Stéphane Ansart
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology
- Santi e Beati
- “Saint Dana of Leuca“. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 January 2013. Web. 19 June 2013. <>