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Feastday: August 17
Patron of Langres; babies who are breastfeeding; protector of sufferers from broken bones and hernias (the latter in Murero, in Zaragoza).
Birth: ~259
Death: ~275

Martyred shepherd at Caesarea, in Cappadocia. The Roman Martyrology identifies him as the son of Sts. Theodotus and Rufina who died at an advanced age. An Eastern tradition states that he was a young boy stoned to death. Sts. Basil and Gregory Nazianzus wrote of him.


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