Saint Sabino of Spoleto

detail of a painting of the Martyrdom of San Savino, late 18th century, artist unknown; Ivrea Cathedral; photographed on 27 November 2009 by Laurom; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Sabino of Assisi
  • Sabinus….
  • Savino….



Bishop, possibly of Spoleto, Italy, during the persecutions of Diocletian; he was imprisoned in Assisi and Spoleto, Italy. As punishment for continuing to spread Christianity in defiance of imperial decrees, Sabino had his hands amputated so he could live on as an example to others. While imprisoned, Sabino restored the sight of a blind fellow prisoner. The prison‘s executioner, who had chopped off the hands, suffered from an eye disease and went to see Sabino; the bishop healed the man, and talked to him about Christianity; the other guards were so angry at the continual defiance, they beat Sabino to death. Martyr.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Sabino of Spoleto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 April 2021. Web. 27 September 2021. <>