Saint Defendente the Theban – Feast Day – January 2

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Saint Defendente the Theban was born in Egypt, Africa. He worked in Italy and died around 286 AD in Romania. His feast Day is celebrated on January 2 every year.

Saint Defendente the Theban Biography
Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth Egypt of Africa
Profession Soldier
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 286 AD
Place of Death Romania
Feast Day January 2
Beatification Beatified by Pre congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pre congregation
Patron Saint of • Against fire
• Against wolves
• 16 towns in Italy
 

Saint Defendente the Theban Life History

Saint Defendente the Theban also known as, Defendente of Thebes, Defendens, was one of the Christian martyrs of the Theban Legion, led by St. Maurizio. Defendens was martyred for refusing to leave the Christian faith, under the Roman Emperor Maximian (250-310).

The massacre took place by beheading, in Agaunus, near the Rhone in the territory of Marseilles, France in 286 AD. His memorial is celebrated on January 2.

Saint Defendente the Theban Date of birth

St Defendente the Theban was born in Egypt, Africa though there are no data based on the dates he was born but we will update this information soon.

Place of Birth

St Defendente the Theban was born in Egypt, Africa though there are no data based on the dates he was born but we will update this information soon.

Family Background

There are no surviving details concerning his family but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Profession

Christian soldier in the Theban Legion of the imperial Roman army. Martyred by emperor Maximian for refusing to sacrifice to pagan gods prior to a battle.

Saint Defendente the Theban Date of Death

He was beheaded around 286 A.D along the Rhone river in Agauno (modern Marseille, France).

Saint Defendente the Theban Place of Death

St Defendente the Theban was beheaded around 286 A.D along the Rhone river in Agauno (modern Marseille, France).

Saint Defendente the Theban Feast Day

He is amont the famous Saints whose feast Day is celebrated on January 2 every year.

Beatification

St Defendente the Theban was beatified by Pre Congregation process and we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon concerning the event.

Canonization

He was Canonized by Pre Congregation process and we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon concerning the event.

Patron Saints of

St Defendente the Theban was a patronage saint of Against fire, Against wolves and 16 towns in Italy.

Saint’s Attributes

He was attributed with imperial Roman soldier holding a palm of martyrdom.


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