April 14: SS Tibertius, Valerian and Maximus, Martyrs, memorial
Conversion of St Valerian
Lorenzo Costa, 1505-6
Valerian was the husband of St Cecilia, Tiburtius was his brother, and Maximus was a Roman soldier sent to execute her. All were converted by St Cecilia to Christianity, and martyred in 230 AD. These three saints were buried in the Catacomb of Praetextatus on the Via Appia, where their tombs are mentioned by the pilgrim nun Egeria.