St. Sebastian


St. Sebastian was born at Narbonne, Gaul. He became a soldier in the Roman army at Rome in about 283, and encouraged Marcellian and Marcus, under sentence of death, to remain firm in their faith. Sebastian made numerous converts: among them were the master of the rolls, Nicostratus, who was in charge of prisoners and his wife, Zoe, a deaf mute whom he cured; the jailer Claudius; Chromatius, Prefect of Rome, whom he cured of gout; and Chromatius’ son, Tiburtius. Chromatius set the prisoners free, freed his slaves, and resigned as prefect.

Sebastian was named captain in the praetorian guards by Emperor Diocletian, as did Emperor Maximian when Diocletian went to the East. Neither knew that Sebastian was a Christian. When it was discovered during Maximian’s persecution of the Christians that Sebastian was indeed a Christian, he was ordered executed. He was shot with arrows and left for dead, but when the widow of St. Castulus went to recover his body, she found he was still alive and nursed him back to health. Soon after, Sebastian intercepted the Emperor, denounced him for his cruelty to Christians, and was beaten to death on the Emperor’s orders.

Saint Sebastian was venerated at Milan as early as the time of St. Ambrose and was buried on the Appian Way. He is patron of archers, athletes, and soldiers, and is appealed to for protection against plagues.

He is patron saint of athletes because of his physical endurance and his energetic way of spreading and defending the Faith. Sebastian is also patron to all soldiers. He entered the Roman army under Emperor Carinus in 283 in order to defend the confessors and martyrs of his day without drawing attention to himself. His efforts kept the Faith of Marcus and Marcellian firm during their persecutions, right up to the time of their martyrdom. He was declared patron of plague sufferers of his reported cures of those afflicted with many diseases.

Saint Sebastian was a Christian saint and martyr, who has been killed while the Roman emperor Diocletian engaged in the persecution of Christians in the 3rd century. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post and shot with arrows (See picture above). But he did not die from the arrows; after the emperor discovered he was still alive, he was killed by a club.

4 thoughts on “St. Sebastian”

  1. I love christinaity i love jesus christ very much jesus is the one and only loving good sheperd in this world so he is my all and everything. st sebastian is one among them.

  2. Almighty and Mercy full Father In Jesus name Restore my marriage ,Please get my Wife back to Me I need her and I love her, I Pray O Lord to reunite us in Jesus name. My Lord and My God I will always remember your mercy’s throughout my life and i will always be thankful to my Lord for restoring me marriage and will praise you till the end of my life .I ask for the forgiveness of our sins, Please have mercy on My family and restore my marriage, I pray for all those people who are influencing my wife to divorce me, God my father change them and forgive them my Lord they don’t know what they are doing. Lord I pray to you almighty and most powerful Lord that you and make wonders and you will do any think for the children whom you love ,every thing is possible with you Jesus, I beg for your mercy my Lord and Restore my marriage, Lord My God Fill My wife with your Holy spirit, fill her with the Love of God ,fill her the Glory of God and with power of your holy spirit help her to walk in the right path and fill her with your salvation and make her understand her mistakes and forgive her and give her the gift of repentance, father reunite our hearts and purify us with the holy blood of Jesus .I make this pray in Jesus name and as per the word of God Matthew 19:4-6 ,Isa 45:2-3 and Jer 33:3 Amen.

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