March 9 — 40 Martyrs of Sebaste; Catherine of Bologna

The 40 Holy Martyrs of Sebaste (d. 320) were Christian soldiers who were martyred in Sebaste (hence the name) under Emperor Licinius. The lead-in was the usual story: they were told to forswear their Christian faith and sacrifice to the Roman gods or be killed. Licinius told them he was going to strip them of… Continue reading March 9 — 40 Martyrs of Sebaste; Catherine of Bologna