English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Monday, June 20, 2016

20th June - 
 Saint Alban - Independent Catholic News

20th June - 
 Saint Alban - Independent Catholic News: The first martyr of Britain. Saint Alban was a Romano-Briton, living in Verulamium (now the city of St Albans). During the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian he is said to have sheltered a Christian priest, St Amphilbalus, who baptised him. When soldiers came looking for the priest, Alban dressed in his clothes to help him escape. He was arrested and after refusing to offer sacrifice, was killed by beheading in 209.

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