In the city of Bologna, Italy, a man named Proculus was executed for refusing to give up his faith in Christ. So why does the city of Bologna claim two martyrs with that name?
The first Proculus was a soldier and died in the year 304, under the Roman persecution of Christians. A few centuries later, the bishop of Bologna, also named Proculus, was arrested and killed during the invasion of the Goths, in the year 542.
The people of Bologna put the bodies of both saints in the same tomb and have asked for their intercession ever since.
Saint Proculus, ask the Lord to bless my community.