May 12

Saint Nereo

May 12th I century Mártir Militar

Saints Nereo and [Achilles], martyrs, who, according to concerns the Pope [saint Damaso], were two young men who had enlisted in the army and swept away by fear, were willing to obey ungodly orders of the magistrate, but after being converted to the true God left the army, throwing their shields, weapons and uniforms, pleased of his triumph as confessors of Christ. Their bodies were buried on this day in the cemetery of Domitilla, located in via Roma Ardeatina (s. ex III.).
Nereo (Masculino)
in Domitila, in current Italy
May 12th