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Feastday: January 21

Patron invoked against demons and fever

Death: 259


Confessor, also listed as Patroccus. He was a wealthy Christian who lived in Troyes, Gauland was arrested during the persecution of the Church launched by Emperor Aurelian. When Roman officials tried to drown him in the Seine River, he escaped their clutches for a brief time. Recaptured, he was beheaded.


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