Saint Zoilus

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Zoilus
Died 304AD
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church<be>Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine San Zoilo de Carrión at Carrión de los Condes
Feast June 27[1]

Saint Zoilus (died 304 AD) is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. Christian tradition states that he was a young man martyred with nineteen others at Córdoba, Spain under Diocletian.

Veneration[edit]

His name is mentioned by Prudentius and his name appears in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum as well as the Roman Martyrology.

Their relics were enshrined at the abbey named after him: the Benedictine abbey of San Zoilo de Carrión at Carrión de los Condes, in the Province of Palencia. There was also a monastery near Córdoba dedicated to him. Some of the subsequent Martyrs of Córdoba were associated with this monastery.

His feast was also celebrated at Chester;[2] he was anciently and incorrectly considered to have reigned by the city's inhabitants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Feast Days - June". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  2. ^ Zoilus - The Oxford Dictionary of Saints - HighBeam Research