Born in North Africa, Saint Marian was an ordained lector and Saint James was a Deacon. They dedicated their life for their faith. They were martyred during the persecution of Valerian around the year 259. Before their persecution, two bishops, Agapius and Secundinus, had encouraged them to stay strong in their faith. After that Marian and James were arrested and interrogated for continuing to practice their Christian faith. While they were in prison, they had a vision regarding their martyrdom. They ended up facing death courageously. There is not much information on saints of the early Church, but we know that they never gave up on their faith. In hard times, they only strengthened their faith.
Pray for us that we will hold fast to our faith through our words and actions.