Saint of the Day

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Another Saint of the Day for June 15


 

Saint Vitus’ Story

According to legend, Saint Vitus converted to Christianity at the age of 12. Valerian, the administrator of Sicily, tried to dissuade him, but was unsuccessful. Many miracles were attributed to Saint Vitus, including the cure of Diocletian’s son.

Accused of sorcery, Saint Vitus was subjected to various tortures but was miraculously saved. He was eventually martyred in Lucania.

A great devotion to Vitus developed in Germany when his relics were moved to Saxony in 836. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.


Reflection

Legends rise up about various saints and these can get confused with the facts. But what is most important is that there was a man names Vitus who lived and died for the faith. Some of the other details pale in light of his sacrifice.


Saint Vitus is the Patron Saint of:

Comedians
Dancers
Epilepsy