Catechumen Saturninus

Saints Saturninus, Revocatus, Felicitas, and Secundulus were catechumens of Carthage who were arrested with St Perpetua and her brother Saturus.

The martyrs were led from the prison into the amphitheatre. Saturninus and Revocatus had to face a leopard and a bear. The martyrs were then led to a certain spot to be put to death by the sword, receiving the crown of martyrdom about the year 203.

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.