Saint for the Day - October 31 - St. Quintin
St. Qunitin was a
Roman, descended from a senatorial family. Full of
zeal for the kingdom of Jesus Christ, he left his
country, and, attended by St. Lucian of Beauvais,
made his way to Gaul. They preached the Faith
together in that country till they reached Amiens in
Picardy, where they parted. Lucian went to Beauvais,
and, having sown the seeds of divine faith in the
hearts of many, received the crown of martyrdom in
that city. St. Quintin stayed at Amiens, endeavoring
by his prayers and labors to make that country a
portion of Our Lord's inheritance.
He was seized, thrown into prison, and loaded with
chains. Finding the holy preacher proof against
promises and threats, the magistrate condemned him
to the most barbarous torture. His body was then
pierced with two iron wires from the neck to the
thighs, and iron nails were thrust under his nails,
and in his flesh in many places, particularly into
his skull; and, lastly, his head was cut off. His
death happened on the 31st of October, 287.
Saint for the Day - St. Quintin
Read about the Saint for today - October 31 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Let us bear in mind that the
ills of this life are not worthy
to be compared to the glory "God
has reserved for those who love
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