St. Euplius

MARTYR

Feast: August 12
 



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Feast Day: August 12
Patron of: Catania; Trevico; Francavilla di Sicilia

 

A Christian martyr of Catanic, Sicily, Italy. He was a deacon charged with possessing Holy Scriptures during the last days of the persecution under Emperor Diocleatian (r. 284-305). Calvisian, the local governor, had Euplius tortured on the rack and then beheaded for refusing to sacrifice to the gods.

(Taken from Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints)


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