Not much is known about Saint Nicomedes’ earlier life. He was born in Ancient Rome and was a Roman priest and a martyr. He was beaten to death with whips after refusing to sacrifice to the gods. After his death in Italy, he was buried in the catacomb on the Via Nomentana.
Stay close to Your people, O Lord, so that the brilliant merits of Your blessed martyr Nicomedes may help us, and his prayers win for us Your unfailing mercy. Through our Lord, amen.