St. Nazarius


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/28


Memorial
    28 July

Profile
    His father was a pagan Roman army officer, his mother a Christian. Raised a Christian, and taught religion by Saint Peter the Apostle. Friend of and co-worker with Saint Celsus. Evangelized in Milan. Martyred in the first persecution of Nero.

Born
    1st century at Rome, Italy

Died
    beheaded c.68 in Milan, Italy; legend says that when Saint Ambrose of Milan discovered his tomb in 395, Nazarius's blood was still liquid; relics taken to the basilica of the Apostles in Milan

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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