Tuesday, January 27, 2009

St. Vitalis

Now to continue our tour of the 140 saints portrayed in stone on St. Peter's collonade...

Feastday: July 10
died about 165?

One of the 'seven holy brothers', saints, martyred in Rome, in 150. According to legend, they were the sons of Saint Felicitas, and suffered martyrdom under Emperor Antoninus. Januarius, Felix, and Philip were scourged to death; Silvanus was thrown over a precipice; Alexander, Vitalis, and Martialis were beheaded.
From: http://saints.sqpn.com/ncd07775.htm

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