Memorial of St Marcian of Tortona
St Marcian of Tortona was also known as:
St Marcian of Tortona Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
St Marcian of Tortona, Evangelist, and Bishop Profile
|Date of Birth||2nd Century|
|Country of Birth||Italy of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Bishops who became Saints|
|Profession||Evangelist and Bishop|
|Place of Work||Italy|
|Date of Death||120 AD|
|Place of Death||Italy|
|Feast Day||March 6|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||Tortona, Italy|
St Marcian of Tortona was a convert brought to the faith by Saint Barnabas the Apostle. He was an evangelist in Tortona, Italy and the first Bishop of Tortona Italy.
Here he served for 45 years. He was Martyred in the persecutions of Hadrian. Marcian may be the Saint Marcian of Ravena
Quite a number of people have argued that St Marcian is the same person as Marcian of Ravenna. Records from the eighth century attest to his Bishopry.
In response to the construction of a church in honor of the saint, Walafrid Strabo, indicates that Marcian was the first bishop of the Tortonese community and a martyr.
Today’s Saint Marcian of Tortona Quote:
St Marcian of Tortona Relics
St Marcian relics, found on the left bank of the Scrivia in the fourth century by Saint Innocent, bishop of Brescia, can now be found in the cathedral of Tortona. A finger bone associated with the St Marcian has been kept at Genola, by which he is also a patron.