Born to the Roman nobility, son of Saint Felicitas of Rome; one of the Seven Holy Brothers. His father died when the boy was very young. Martyred along with his whole family in the persecutions of Emperor Antoninus.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- New Catholic Dictionary
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Silvanus of Rome“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 July 2013. Web. 8 March 2014. <>