Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Feast Day 28 April.
The Martyrdom of Saint Vitalis.
Artist: Federico Barocci (1535–1612).
Saint Vitalis, father of Saint Gervase and Saint Protase, was put to death at Ravenna, Italy, under Emperor Nero about 62 A.D. Having been tortured on The Rack, he was thrown into a deep hole and stoned to death. A Church was Consecrated to him in Rome: The Station is held there on the Friday in The Second Week in Lent.