Saint Secundus of Asti

[Saint Secundus of Asti]Also known as

  • Secondo di Asti

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Born to the patrician class. Soldier; subaltern officer in the imperial Roman army, a low rank which probably indicates he was a young man. Convert to Christianity, baptised in Milan, Italy. He illegally gave a Christian burial to the martyr Saint Marcian of Tortona, and then fled to his family in Asti, Italy. There he was arrested, tortured and beheaded. Martyr. A number of legends have grown up around him, but they’re just that – legends. The large market that grew up around the cathedral in Asti, which cathedral holds his relics, led to a tradition of patronage of bankers and merchants by Secundus.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Secundus of Asti“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 March 2014. Web. 24 April 2014. <>