St. Vincent of Saragossa


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/22


Patron Of: Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal, Vine Dressers, Vinegar Makers, Winemakers

Also known as
    Vincent of Zaragoza
    Vincent the Deacon
    Vincent Tourante
    Vincent of Aragon

Memorial
    22 January

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    Friend of Saint Valerius of Saragossa in Spain, and served as his deacon. Imprisoned and tortured in Valencia, some of it by burning on a gridiron, for his faith. While in prison, he converted his jailer. Was finally offered release if he would give up the sacred texts to the fire, but he refused. Martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian. Acts written by the poet Prudentius.

Born
    at Heusca

Died
    martyred c.304 at Valencia

Patronage
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Portugal
    Vicenza, Italy
    vine dressers
    vinegar makers
    vintners
    wine growers
    wine makers



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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