St Sebastian by Christopher

St Sebastian by Marco Basaiti. Public Domain Image.

I am researching St. Sebastian because I am reading a book called ‘Millions’ and the main character called Damien knows a lot about saints. I am researching St. Sebastian because he is the patron saint of athletes, archers, pin maker, soldiers and some soldiers and athletes wear St. Sebastian medals.

St. Sebastian’s feast day is  celebrated on the 20th of January. He was born in Malne and he died in the year of 288 and he was a christian martyr.He is the patron saint of athletes because he was energetic and he had a lot of physical endurance. St Sebastian is the patron saint of archers and pin makers because he was betrayed by the Roman commander and people shot arrows into him so that every part of his body was covered and he looked like a pin cushion. He was also the patron saint of soldiers because he was a soldier in the Roman army. St. Sebastian was beat up and died by the Emperor commander. He lived for 28 years.

You can see more information about St Sebastian here St. Sebastian

The prayer of St Sebastian
Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor’s court, you chose to be also a soldier of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, for which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chose and you gave your life to the Lord. May Soldiers be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been. Amen.

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