This calendar of saints is drawn from several denominations, sects, and traditions. Although it will no longer be updated daily, the index on the right will guide visitors to a saint celebrated on any day they choose. Additional saints will be added as they present themselves to Major.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 14 -- St. Victor the Martyr

This is all about the icon. Check that out. See how tough Victor is? He's just sitting there while the guy takes out his eye with a spoon gouge. He's got his left hand free and in position to grab and crush the fella's nads, but he didn't. Like a good martyr, he was willing to submit and suffer for his faith.

Victor had been a soldier in Damascus, but he was denounced as a Christian. Having admitted to the charge, he was tortured, blinded, and then beheaded.

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