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Feastday: May 15
Patron of Guadix
Death: 1st century

Christian missionary in Spain, with Ctesiphon, Secundus, Indaletius, Caccilius, Hesychius, and Euphrasius. According to tradition, they were each disciples of the Apostles Peter and Paul and were sent to Spain to spread the faith. The majority of them suffered martyrdom in various parts of the Iberian peninsula, and each is honored on the same feast day; the Mozarabic rite also gives a common feast for them in its liturgy. Torquatus worked in the area around Granada.


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