St. Tarcisius

St. Tarcisius Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/15


Patron Of: alter servers

Also known as

    * Tarsicius

Memorial

    * 15 August

Profile

    Third to fourth century layman or deacon (sources vary). While taking Communion to prisoners, Tarcisius was attacked by a pagan mob, and died defending the Host. Martyr. It is said that when the pagans searched him after beating him to death, the Hosts had miraculously disappeared.

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Patronage

    * altar boys
    * altar girls
    * altar servers
    * first communicants

 



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