St. Vincent of Saragossa

Vincent, who lived in the third century, served as a deacon and became the protomartyr of Spain. During the persecution of Dacian, governor of Spain, Vincent and his bishop, Valerius of Saragossa, were arrested. The bishop was exiled, but Vincent was subjected to terrible torture before finally dying.

It is said that his skin was torn with iron hooks, and that he was bound with rope, roasted on a grid and then thrust onto a cell floor laden…

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