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Saint Saturninus

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Martyr

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Saturninus: November 29
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Martyr
  • Date of Death: Saint Saturninus died 245

The Story and History of Saint Saturninus
The story and history of Saint Saturninus. Saturninus went from Rome, by direction of Pope Fabian, about the year 245, to preach the faith in Gaul. He fixed his episcopal see at Toulouse, and thus became the first Christian bishop of that city. There were but few Christians in the place. However, their number grew fast after the coming of the Saint; and his power was felt by the spirits of evil, who received the worship of the heathen.

His power was felt the more because he had to pass daily through the capitol, the high place of the heathen worship, on the way to his own church.

One day a great multitude was gathered by an altar, where a bull stood ready for the sacrifice. A man in the crowd pointed out Saturninus, who was passing by, and the people would have forced him to idolatry; but the holy bishop answered: "I know but one God, and to Him I will offer the sacrifice of praise.

How can I fear gods who, as you say, are afraid of me?" On this he was fastened to the bull, which was driven down the capitol. The brains of the Saint were scattered on the steps.

His mangled body was taken up and buried by two devout women.

Feast Day of Saint Saturninus

The Feast Day of Saint Saturninus is November 29. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day.

The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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