- Crescentian of Saldo
Imperial Roman soldier. Convert to Christianity. During the persecutions of Diocletian, Crescentinus fled to Thifernum Tiberinum (modern Città di Castello). There he is reported to have slain a dragon that had terrorized the region; this convinced the locals of the power of God and led to many conversions, and to the depictions of Crescentinus fighting a dragon. It is also possible that Crescentinus evangelized the region, made many converts, and the image of him slaying the dragon is represents him defeating the devil or paganism. Eventually, however, the anti-Catholic forces of Diocletian came to the area, and Crescentinus fell as a martyr.
- beheaded on 1 June 303 at Saldo, Italy
- relics translated to Urbino, Italy in 1068 by Blessed Mainard of Urbino
- against headache (a ceremony in Urbino cures headaches by tapping the sufferer’s head with the relics of Crescentinus)
- Città di Castello, Italy
- Urbino, Italy