Saint Felician of Foligno
formerly 20 October
- Spiritual student of Pope Saint Eleutherius during his missionary days.
Consecrated bishop of Foligno by Pope Victor I in Rome c.204; he was the first bishop given the pallium as symbol of his office.
For a time, Felician was the only bishop in northern Italy.
Ordained Saint Valentine of Terni as priest.
Arrested, tortured and martyred at age 94 in the persecutions of Decius, dying en route to a triumph for Decius.
The city of Foligno grew up around the church that was built over his grave.
- c.158 in Foligno, Italy
marytred c.250 just outside of Foligno, Italy
chapel built over his grave
later replaced by a church
body transferred to Metz, France on 4 October 970
some relics translated to Minden, Germany
relics returned to Feligno in 1673 and 1674
- Foligno, Italy
an old bishop with a hook and tongs
an old bishop with holes bored through his feet and hands
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabenstein
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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