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St. Sebastian Patron Saint of Athletics


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St. Sebastian's Accomplishments
St. Sebastian's Life

Saint Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and was an officer of the Imperial Roman army. During Diocletian's persecution of the Christians, Sebastian visited the Christians in prison and brought supplies and a menas of comfort. He supposedly healed the wife of a fellow soldier by making the Sign of the Cross over her. He converted other soldiers as well as a Roman Governor to Christianity. Saint Sebastian was charged as a Christian and the punishment was death. Sebastian was tied to a tree, shot with arrows and was left for dead. He recovered and when he returned to Rome, the emperor had him beaten to death.