- Antiochus of Plumbaria
Travelling physician in Galatia and Cappadocia who evangelized as he went, converting many. When Emperor Hadrian issued orders against Christians, Antiochus, who had been very public in his work, was arrested immediately. He was ordered to renounce his faith; he declined and was sentenced to forced labour in the mines on the Italian islands of Sardinia. There he managed to build a small chapel in a cave, ministered to other prisoners, and even converted his guard. Martyred as an example to the other prisoners; he died praying for all the people on Sardinia. The island on which he died is now known as Isola di Sant’Antioco in his honour.