Jan 20

Saint Sebastian

January 20th III century

Soldier of the Roman Empire who was martyred in Rome by his preference for the militia of Christ than of the emperor. He was sentenced to be riddled with arrows, but he survived. Returning to bear witness to his faith, he was beaten to death.
Saint Sebastian, martyr, a native of Milan, who, as recounted by Saint Ambrose, turned to Rome in time of cruel persecutions to suffer martyrdom. In the city which he had come as a guest, obtained the home of eternal immortality. He was buried on this day in the catacombs of Rome (s. IV in.). Roman martyrology