St. Benjamin the Deacon

St. Benjamin the Deacon Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/31


Memorial
    31 March

Profile
    Deacon. Imprisoned for a year for his faith, he was released on condition that he never speak about Christianity where he could be heard by any of the royal court. Benjamin then became a street preacher, proclaiming the word any place he could find people. For his obstinant evangelization during the persecutions of king Varanes, he was arrested, tortured and martyred.

Born
    Persian

Died
    impaled on a stake c.424 in Persia

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Name Meaning
    son of the right hand



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