Ss. Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus

Ss. Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus lived in the second or third century. They are included in the Acts of St. Cecilia, and their tombs were popular during the Middle Ages. St. Tiburtius was the brother St. Cecilia, who is patron saint of musicians, and St. Valerian was St. Cecilia’s husband. The two men were arrested for burying the bodies of martyrs, and they were beheaded near Rome. St. Maximus was a Roman soldier or official who died with them.

Catholic Review

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