440 Martyrs slain by the Lombards in Sicily

400 Martyrs Slain by the Lombards in Sicily refused to participate in idol worship and were massacred by the Lombards (a Germanic tribe) in the year 579. Among those who perished, the names of the presbyter Sanctulus and the hermit Hospicius have been preserved.

St Gregory Dialogus (March 12) has written of them.