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Feastday: December 1

Patron of Siena, Italy

Birth: 285

Death: 304


Martyr and patron of Siena, Italy, called "the Baptizer." Tradition states that Ansanus became a Christian at the age of twelve and was denounced by his own father. Ansanus was able to elude the Roman authorities and began a missionary apostolate in Siena and in Bagnorea, Italy. When the persecution initiated by Emperor Diocletian began rounding up Christians, Ansanus was arrested. He was eventually beheaded.


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