(Saint) Martyr (April 13) (6th century) A Visigothic Prince, son of King Leovegild, and brought up as an Arian at the Court of Seville. He was, however, converted to Catholicism by the holy Bishop Saint Leander. Upon this change of religion, his enraged father cast him into prison, and finally, on his persistent refusal to receive Communion from the hands of an Arian Bishop, had him beheaded (A.D. 586). His brother Recared succeeded their father on the Visigothic throne; and his conversion brought about the return of the nation to Faith in the Blessed Trinity.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Hermenegild”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 September 2013. Web. 24 October 2014. <>