Sunday, May 8, 2011

Victor Maurus, Soldier, Martyr

Today we commemorate Victor Maurus. According to the Roman Martyrology:

He became a Christian in his youth and served in the imperial army. When Maximian wished to force him to offer sacrifice to idols, he persevered with the greatest fortitude in the confession of the Lord. He was first beaten with rods, but by God's protection without feeling any pain. Following this, melted lead was poured over him, which did him no injury whatever. The career of his glorious martyrdom was finally ended by his being beheaded.

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