Italian Martyrs – 440 Men

Commemorated on March 2

      Italian Martyrs – 440 Men – refused to participate in idol-worship and were hewn apart by the Langobardi / Lombards (a Germanic tribe) in the year 579. Among those that perished, there are known by name the presbyter Sanctulus and the hermit Hospicius.

© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.