Many were killed in that place
But then they heard about Jesus and they walked away from the man of power to follow the Son of God.
For that, they were killed.
There was also a boy, 14 years old, who was an orphan. He had just come to the city and had embraced Christ.
They killed him too.
Yet they would all be remembered by the Christians of that place, the city of Rome, and their victory through Christ celebrated.
The memory of Saints Nereus, Achilleus, and Pancras is celebrated on this day.
(from an earlier post)