Young Christian girl who was beaten, tortured and handed over to gladiators as a sex toy during the persecutions of Diocletian; she brought one of the gladiators to Christianity. Accused of vandalizing an idol of the goddess Diana, she was thrown to wild animals in the arena. Martyr.
- Rusuccuru, Mauritania
- Abbe Stephane Ansart
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Marciana“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 January 2013. Web. 25 May 2013. <>