Without casting aspersions on the Bishop, it must be noted that he suffered only exile (often harsh, sometimes fatal under the Romans) while Vincent was starved, racked, and roasted on a gridiron. Valerius, however, returned to his cathedral after the Edict of Toleration.
According to the legend, the discarded body of Vincent of Saragossa was protected from scavenging beasts by ravens until the faithful could gather it up for a respectful burial. Augustin Theodule Ribot imagines one very determined raven holding down the fort here.
|Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel MD -- Go Panthers!|
|St. Vincent Pallotti, reposing in Rome|
Saint Vincent of Digne was a North African evangelizing Gaul during the mid- and late-fourth century. He settled in the area of Digne and served as the bishop. As he had the fortune to be preaching after the Edict of Toleration, he died of natural causes.
Bonus Feasture: Can you find the saint in the picture below?
|Vincent Vega (left) and Jules Winnfield (right)|
ANSWER: Even though John Travolta (left) once played an angel and his character in Pulp Fiction is named Vincent, Jules (Samuel L. Jackson, right) was clearly the more saintly of the characters. Not only does he quote a lost Biblical passage -- an extended version of Ezekiel 25:17 -- he recognized a sign from God and acted on it. Vincent, on the other hand, well, see for yourself.