Saints Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus
The Acts of Saint Cecilia present Valerian as her husband, Tiburtius as his brother, and Maximus as a soldier or official who was martyred with the other two. But this work is generally considered not to be historical.
They were traditionally honoured with a joint feast day on 14 April, as shown in the Tridentine Calendar. The 1969 revision of the General Roman Calendar removed this celebration, since the only thing really known about them is the historical fact of their burial in the Catacombs of Praetextatus. However, it allowed them to be honoured in local calendars.
- Calendarium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 1969), p. 120
- Catholic Encyclopedia, "Cecilia, Saint"
- Catholic Exchange
- Alban Butler, Lives of the Saints (1798)
- Karen Anne Winstead, Chaste Passions (Cornell University Press 2000 ISBN 978-0-8014-8557-2), pp. 54-60
- Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints
- The Holy Martyress Cecelia (Cesilia) and the Holy Martyrs Valerian, Tiburtius and Maximus