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Eusebius, born just a few years after Fabian's death, tells us how Fabian came to Rome after Pope Anteros died in 236. A layperson, and not a very important one, he may have come for the same reason many still come to Rome today during a papal election: concern for the future of the faith, curiosity about the new pope, a desire to grieve for the pope who had passed. Seeing all the important people gathered to make this momentous decision must ... Continue Reading

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  1. Fabian Sequeira
    3 years ago

    Feast of St Fabian is on 20th January
    Feast of St Fabius is on 11th May .
    Who is St Fabius?
    What do both the names mean?

  2. Fabian chukunonso anolue
    3 years ago

    Fabian is a great popo, and i am grad to biar his name

  3. Tom
    4 years ago

    St. Sebastian (an early church martyr) is in the churches liturgy as an optional memorial January 20th, but not mentioned in Catholic Online's list of saints for the day.
    Some brief info:
    (+ 288), St. Sebastian, a native of Milan, was an officer in Diocletian's imperial guard. He converted to Christianity, whereupon he suffered martyrdom by order of the emperor.

  4. Michael Trimming
    4 years ago

    St Alphonse Ratisbonne for some inexplicable reason does not figure in your Saints of the Day.
    The apparition of Our Lady in the Church of St Andrea delle Fratte in Roma, Italia, marked the conversion of this anti-Catholic Jew on 20 Jan 1842.
    His story is absolutely fascinating and the Apparition was a most moving and compelling event.
    The Our Lady used the Alter of St Michael, who is now relegated to another alter across the aisle facing the magnificent portrait of Our Lady. A 'must visit' for every visitor to Roma.
    Would Catholic Online kindly insert St Maria Alphonse Ratisbonne in their List of Saints of the Day.

  5. Doc Ez
    4 years ago

    Coming from service this morning I find that having
    read this article made me appreciate St Fabian all the more.

    God Bless.
    Thank you
    V/R Ezgar Del Real 1/5 marine doc

  6. Mary
    4 years ago

    I would like to read more about St. Fabian

  7. Buffy Lundy
    4 years ago

    Once again the lives of the Saints inspire hope in this weak world!!!! Thank you

  8. Fabian
    4 years ago

    Thank you for the the informative story. I knew I was named after a Saint but now I know he was a great Pope and martyr and I am proud to bear his name.

  9. Susan
    5 years ago

    Thank you so much for the well written and beautiful stories of the Saints' lives. God bless you for your articulation. It makes the stories so much easier to read and understand. 0:)

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