Soldier in the imperial Roman army, and a member of the Praetorian Guard. Convert to Christianity, baptized by Saint Peter the Apostle. Exiled for his faith to the island of Pontia, he suffered with Saint Flavia Domitilla, and was martyred with his brother Saint Achilleus.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia
- Handbook of Christian Symbols
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology
- “Saint Nereus of Terracina“. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 May 2013. Web. 12 March 2014. <>