Husband of Saint Valeria of Milan. Father of Saint Gervase and Saint Protase. Soldier. Convert. When Saint Ursicinus of Ravenna wavered in his faith on his way to martyrdom, Vitalis encouraged him to stand firm. This exposed his faith and led to immediate arrest, torture, and martyrdom. Some modern writers contend that she may have been a character in a work of fiction mistaken for history.
buried alive in the 1st or 2nd century in Milan, Italy