Primus and his younger brother Felician, the sons of a Roman nobleman, were converts to Christianity
who devoted themselves to corporal
works of mercy. They frequented the prisons, visiting their fellow Christians imprisoned for their faith
by the pagan
Roman authorities. Eventually the two brothers were themselves apprehended. After refusing to sacrifice
to the pagan
gods, the two were scourged. As this failed to shake their profession of the faith, they were tortured a second time. Primus was then beheaded, after which his brother was told the falsehood that Primus had apostatized. Recognizing this as a lie, Felician remained steadfast, and suffered martyrdom that same day.