Saint Pancras of Taormina

[Saint Pancras of Taormina]
Also known as

  • Pancratius of Taormina
  • Pankratios of Taormina
  • Pancrazio di Taormina
  • Pankratiy of Taormina

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Profile

Travelled from Turkey to Jerusalem as a boy during the ministry of Jesus. Back in Antioch, he and his entire family converted. Hermit in a cave in Pontus. Consecrated as a missionary bishop by the Saint Peter the Apostle, and sent to Taormina, Sicily. Miraculously saved the city from destruction by the pagan commander Aquilinus. Martyred by other pagans who opposed Christianity.

Born

  • Antioch, Cilicia (modern Adana, Turkey)

Died

Canonized

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Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Pancras of Taormina“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 August 2013. Web. 30 August 2014. <>