Born a wealthy Aquileian noble family. After reading Saint Paul‘s advice to the Thessalonians that it’s best to work with your hands, he became a fuller at Spalato, Dalmatia (modern Split, Croatia). Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian when he painted a cross on his shop door and openly practised his faith.
- drowned with a weight around his neck in 304 in Salona, Dalmatia (part of modern Croatia)
- his body was recovered, brought back to Salona, and a church was built there in his honour
- relics transferred to Spalato (modern Split, Croatia) in the 7th century
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- New Catholic Dictionary
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints