Saint Vitalis of Milan

Saint Vitalis of Milan being buried alive, etching by Jan Luyken, late 17th centuryMemorial


Married to Saint Valeria of Milan. Father of Saint Gervase and Saint Protase. Soldier. Convert. When Saint Ursicinus of Ravenna wavered in his faith on his way to martyrdom, Vitalis encouraged him to stand firm. This exposed his faith and led to immediate arrest, torture, and martyrdom. Some modern writers contend that he may have been a character in a work of fiction mistaken for history.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Vitalis of Milan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 April 2021. Web. 26 January 2022. <>