St. Menignus of Parium
March 15, Saint and Martyr


Roman Martyrology:  Parium, on the Hellespont (in modern Turkey). Fuller and cloth dyer. Tortured, his fingers hacked off, and executed in the persecutions of Decius for tearing down an edict suppressing the faith. Martyr.


Martyr at Parium, on the Hellespont. Married layman. During the persecution of the Church under Emperor Trajanus Decius, Menignus, a dyer in Parium, tore down an imperial edict against Christianity, which had been posted on a wall. For this act he was tortured, had his fingers hacked off, and was then beheaded in c.250.


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