Saint Marcian of Syracuse

Memorial

Profile

Third century missionary bishop to Sicily, using Syracuse as his base of operations. Martyred by local Jews who considered him a heretic. An old Sicilian tradition says that he was sent to the island by Saint Peter the Apostle, but that would be a couple of centuries off.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marcian of Syracuse“. Saints.SQPN.com. 12 May 2014. Web. 21 October 2014. <>