Book of Saints – Sebastian

detail from the painting 'Saint Sebastian Muhlenkort'; Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, 1525, oil on canvas; Galleria Palatina , Florence, ItalyArticle

(Saint) Martyr (January 20) (3rd century) One of the most renowned of the Roman Martyrs. He was an officer in the Imperial army, and a favourite of the Emperor Diocletian. Nevertheless, when he became a Christian, no mercy was shown him. Tied to a tree, his body was made a target for the Roman archers, after which, it being discovered that he was still breathing, he was clubbed to death (A.D. 288).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Sebastian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 December 2016. Web. 4 December 2020. <>