Saint Evilasius

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Saint Evilasius
Martyr
Born unknown
Died ~311 AD
Cyzicus
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast September 20 (Roman Catholic)
February 6 (Eastern Orthodox)

Saint Evilasius (died 311) was an executioner who tortured and executed a helpless 13-year-old girl who later became Saint Fausta. Realizing her courage, he himself was converted to Christianity, an act punishable by death since the people of Cyzicus did not want even one of their people to convert to any religion other than their own.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Online