St Protus and St Hyacinth
Celebrated on September 11th
St Hyacinth is notable among Roman martyrs because his grave and epitaph were found intact in recent times, with his charred remains. The discovery was made in 1845 in the cemetery of the Basilla on the old Salarian Way in Rome. Part of the tomb of Protus was also discovered - confirming ancient legends which said that the saints died together.
It is said that the pair were servants of Eugenia, the Christian daughter of a prefect of Egypt. She fled with them from Egypt to Rome, but they were all captured and put to death by fire during the reign of the Emperor Valerian.