Saint Maginus

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Statue of Saint Maginus in Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona.

Saint Maginus (Spanish: San Magín; Catalan: Sant Magí) was a Spanish hermit in the late third and early fourth centuries in Tarragona. Orphaned early, he was a hermit in a cave on Mount Brufagaña for thirty years.

Upon the arrival of the Roman prefect Dacian to Tarragona, persecuting Christians under the edict of Emperor Maximian, Maginus tried to convert them to the faith and was imprisoned. Freed miraculously, he left the city by a gate now called San Magin, where he dedicated a chapel and returned to Mount Brufagaña.

Captured in the cave again, he was taken to Tarragona and transferred to Gayá, where he was beheaded on 25 August 306.

He is the patron saint of Tarragona and his feast day is on August 19.[1][2]



Translated from Spanish Wikipedia.

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