St. Arcadius of Mauretania

St. Arcadius of Mauretania was a wealthy man who hid his Christianity. During one of the persecutions in his area, he lived the life of a prayerful hermit to stay out of danger. In order to capture Arcadius, leaders captured one of his relatives circa 302. They would only release the relative if Arcadius made a pagan sacrifice. When Arcadius refused, he was mutilated and died. He preached throughout the mutilation. He is a martyr.

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Catholic Review

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