|Saint Victor the Moor|
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
|Attributes||man being thrown into a furnace; man roasted in an oven; Moorish soldier trampling on a broken altar|
|Patronage||Varese, Italy; Ceriano Laghetto, Italy|
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Victor the Moor (in Latin: Victor Maurus) (born 3rd century in Mauretania; died ca. 303 in Milan) was a native of Mauretania and a Christian martyr, according to tradition, and is venerated as a saint. Victor, born into a Christian family, was a soldier in the Roman Praetorian Guard. After he had destroyed some pagan altars, he was arrested, tortured, and killed around 303.
Gregory of Tours claimed miracles occurred above his grave; a church was built above the supposed site. His cult was particularly promoted by Saint Ambrose, fourth-century bishop of Milan and numerous churches have been dedicated to him in the city itself and throughout the Diocese of Milan and its neighbours.
- The Passion of St. Victor of Milan
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