Roman Rite Calendar - 09/07
formerly 26 August
Born a wealthy Aquileian noble. After reading Saint Paul's advice to the Thessalonians that it's best to work with your hands, he became a fuller at Split, Yugoslavia. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian when he painted a cross on his shop door and openly practised his faith.
drowned with a weight around his neck in 304; body brought to Salona, Dalmatia, and a church was built there in his honour; relics transferred to Spalato in the 7th century
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