During the persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian they were denounced as Christians and brought before the co-emperor, Maximanus Herculius. The emperor tried to persuade them to abandon their faith with promises and threats, but to no effect. Crispin and Crispinian are the patron saints of shoemakers, saddlers, and tanners. For more about these saints, brother Christian martyrs, please click on the image. Peace be with you!