Saint of the Day for January 20Nothing is known about St. Sebastian’s youth other than the fact he may have come from southern France and he was educated in Milan. He joined the Roman Army in 283 AD, ostensibly to be of service to other Christians who were being persecuted by the Romans. St. Sebastian distinguished himself and for his excellent service, he was promoted to serve in the Praetorian Guard to protect Emperor Diocletian.[ read on]
Saints and Angels – Catholic online. 2017. St. Sebastian. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.catholic.org/saints/. [Accessed 22 January 2017].