Monday, October 25, 2021

Saint Achilleus of Terracina – Feast Day – May 12

Saint Achilleus of Terracina Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Achilleus of Terracina  brief life History

Date of Birth 1st Century AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Soldiers in the Roman army
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 1st century AD
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day May 12
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
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Saint Achilleus of Terracina life History

Saints Nereus and Achilleus were eunuchs or chamberlains belonging to St. Flavia Domitilla, zealous Christians, and with her were banished by Domitian into a little isle on the coast of Terracina, called Pontia. Their acts say, that they were afterwards beheaded at Terracina, under Trajan. Their festival was kept at Rome with great solemnity in the sixth age, when St. Gregory the Great spoke on it his twenty-eighth homily, in which he says: “These saints before whose tomb we are assembled, despised the world and trampled it under their feet, when peace, plenty, riches, and health gave it charms.” Their old church in Rome lay in ruins, when Baronius, to whom it gave the title of cardinal, rebuilt it with splendour, and restored to it their relics, which had been removed to the chapel of St. Adrian.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

St. Gregory the Great spoke on it his twenty-eighth homily, in which he says: “These saints before whose tomb we are assembled, despised the world and trampled it under their feet, when peace, plenty, riches, and health gave it charms.”

Nereus and Achilleus

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