Saint for the Day - October 11 - St. Tarachus &
IN the year 304,
Tarachus, Probus, and Andronicus, differing in age
and nationality, but united in the bonds of faith,
being denounced as Catholics to Numerian, Governor
of Cilicia, were arrested at Pompeiopolis, and
conducted to Tharsis. They underwent a first
examination in that town, after which their limbs
were torn with iron hooks, and they were taken back
to prison covered with wounds. Being afterwards led
to Mopsuestia, they were submitted to a second
examination, ending in a manner equally cruel as the
first. They underwent a third examination at
Anazarbis, followed by greater torments still.
The governor, unable to shake their constancy, had
them kept imprisoned that he might torture them
further at the approaching games. They were borne to
the amphitheatre, but the most ferocious animals, on
being let loose on them, came crouching to their
feet and licked their wounds. The judge, reproaching
the jailers with connivance, ordered the martyrs to
be despatched by the gladiators.
Saint for the Day - St. Tarachus & Companions
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Such is true Catholic devotion.
"Neither death nor life shall be
able to separate us from the
love that is in Christ Jesus."
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