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Feastday: November 22

Patron of cripples; invoked against rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness, cold; Azores; charcoal burners; cobblers; coppersmiths; shoemakers

Birth: 512

Death: 584


Martyr of Rome. He was born in Africa Proconsularis but went to Rome, where he was martyred. Many cities in Italy and France claimed to possess his relics.

 


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