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Feastday: August 27

Death: 303

Martyr with Arontius, Fortunatus, and Sabinian, commemorated as the Twelve Holy Brothers. The others were Felix, Januarius, Septimus, Repositus, Sator, Vitalis, Donatus, and a second Felix. Probably not related, they are known as the Twelve Brothers. Four were beheaded in Potenza, Italy, on August 27. Three were beheaded at Vanossa on August 28. The others were beheaded at Sentiana on September 1.


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