"288 AD - San Sebastiano" Basilica San Sebastiano Fuori le Mura Tip by belgianchocolate

  San Seabastiano
by belgianchocolate

Saint Sebastian was born somwhere in the 3th
century in Narbonne , France.
He lived in Milan for a while , but during the big
Christian pursuits he went to Rome.
He became officer in the lifeguard of the emperor.
Emperor Diocletianus.

Secretly he was a Christian -
he used his powerfull position to save a lot
of Christians and of course that helped to
Christianize a lot of people as well.

He got caught in the action and mister
Diocletianus gave mandate to kill Sebastian
and perforate him with arrows.
He was left for dead... But he survived.

(-This is why Saint Sebastian is the patron
saint for a lot of marksmen guilds.
He is also worshipped for his help against

That is how San Sebastiano is pictured
as a statue by Antonio Giorgetti in 1672.
There is a rumor that he is the saint of all gays...
Just have a look at the statue. ;-)

Well , the guy recovered and went back to the
emperor to tell him not to do that anymore. :-)
Now he was bludgeon to dead.
(but that makes a less attractive statue then
with those arrows I guess)
He's body was trown into the drain in order
that nobody would find his body. But he
appeared in a dream for the Holy Luciana.

He now is burried in the catacombes
named after him.
He's grave was made manny centuries
later and is on top of that place.

It is an impressive statue and tomb.

Address: Via appia Antica 136
Directions: Outside the city walls...
Website: http://www.catacombe.roma.it

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  • Written Jul 3, 2004
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