Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Saint Vitalis. Martyr. Feast Day 28 April.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Vitalis.
Feast Day 28 April.


Red Vestments.

The Martyrdom of Saint Vitalis.
Artist: Federico Barocci (1535–1612).
Date: 16th-Century.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Mass: Protexisti.

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