Catechumen Saturus

Saint Saturus was the brother of St Perpetua, and was arrested with her.

Before their execution, Sts Perpetua and Saturus had visions from God, which strengthened their souls.

The martyrs were led from the prison into the amphitheatre. Saturus was bitten by a leopard, but did not die. The martyrs were then led to a certain spot to be put to death by the sword.

The amphitheatre where these saints perished is located a few miles from the city of Tunis. In 1881, a room was discovered opposite the modern entrance into the arena. Some say this was a cell where the victims waited to be brought into the arena.