Valerian of Abbenza
|Valerian of Abbenza|
|Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
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.
- Jones, Terry. "Valerian". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- "St. Valerian". Saints and Angels. Catholic Online. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
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