Saint for the Day - July 27 - St. Pantaleon
St. Pantaleon was
physician to the Emperor Galerius Maximianus, and a
Catholic, but, deceived by often hearing the false
maxims of the world applauded, was unhappily seduced
into an apostasy. But a zealous Catholic called
Hermolaus awakened his conscience to a sense of his
guilt, and brought him again into the fold of the
Church. The penitent ardently wished to expiate his
crime by martyrdom; and to prepare himself for the
conflict, when Diocletian's bloody persecution broke
out at Nicomedia, in 303, he distributed all his
possessions among the poor.
Not long after this action he was taken up, and in
his house were also apprehended Hermolaus, Hermippus,
and Hermocrates. After suffering many torments, they
were all condemned to lose their heads. St.
Pantaleon suffered the day after the rest. His
relics were translated to Constantinople, and there
kept with great honor. The greatest part of them are
now shown in the abbey of St. Denys near Paris, but
his head is at Lyons.
Saint for the Day - St. Pantaleon
Read about the Saint for today - July 27 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"With the elect thou shalt be
elect, and with the perverse
wilt be perverted."
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