Layman farmer. He came into Rome, Italy on a day when a new pope was to be elected. A dove flew into the crowd and settled on Fabian’s head; the gathered clergy and laity took this as a sign that Fabian had been anointed by the Holy Spirit, and he was chosen the 20th Pope by acclamation.
- his relics are long gone, but the stone that covered his grave is still in the catacombs of Saint Callistus, Rome, Italy
- “Pope Saint Fabian“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 August 2014. Web. 23 October 2014. <>