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Feastday: September 20
Death: 118

Martyr with Theophistes, Agapitus, and Theophistus. Eustace was a Roman military officer called Placida. He converted after having a vision in Italy of a stag with a crucifix between its antlers. Tradition states that he was separated from his family and recalled to the army, becoming famous for a battle. When he and his family reunited, he refused to take part in the pagan ceremony and they were roasted to death. Eustace is also called Eustathius.


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