St. Vincent of Saragossa

Vincent was born third century AD Saragossa, Spain. Not much is known about his early life. But he was a deacon. He was taken prisoner for not denouncing his faith. He was thrown in jail. The prison guards made him starve. He refused to worship the pagan gods. He was tortured by being burnt on a grid iron. He burnt but he lived. They starved him even more. Until his martyrdom finally he was crucified in a cross shaped like an X.

Vincent is the patron saint of wine growers,wine,vinegar makers, and Portugal.
He is the protomartyr of Spain.

Father may the martyrdom
of saint Vincent help us
understand that your name
is holy we must defend with
all our faith and strength.
We ask this through Christ
our Lord.

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