There are different stories as to what happened to this young martyr while he was held captive during the Diocletian persecutions
. One version is that he was thrown down the stairs at the age of 3 for having scratched the governor of Tarsus' face. Another states that the toddler openly declared his faith and was martyred for it, alongside his mother. Whichever version is true, your own Cyricus, or "Ric," has a mighty intercessor in this very young martyr.