Valerian of Abbenza

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Valerian of Abbenza
Born 377
Died 457
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast 15 December
28 November

Saint Valerian (377–457) was bishop of Abbenza in North Africa. He was martyred in 457 when he refused to surrender the sacred vessels of his church to the Vandals led by Arian king Geiseric. Valerian was driven out of the city and left to die of exposure.


Saint Valerian's feast day is December 15.


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