Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saint Agapitus

Saint Agapitus

Also known as
Agapito
Memorial
18 April
formerly 18 August
Profile
Young martyr. Because he was a young man, and because the heroic way he met his martyrdom brought about many conversions, his was a favourite story in times past, and often grew in the telling.
Died
thrown to wild animals in the arena
when they would not touch him, he was beheaded c.267 at Palestrina, Italy
relics at Palestrina and Besancon
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Patronage
against colic

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