June 14: Saint Protus of Aquileia

Saint Protus served a wealthy, noble family in Rome during the late fourth century as tutor to the children of the family. As a Christian, he also taught the children about the faith. When the Roman emperor Diocletian began a vigorous persecution of Christians in the year 304, Protus and his students moved to Aquileia. The Roman authorities discovered them quickly and arrested them. When Protus refused to offer a sacrifice to pagan idols, he was beheaded. All three of his students—Cantius, Cantian, and Cantianella—also died as martyrs and are commemorated on a different date.

Saint Protus, show me how to teach others about being faithful to Christ.

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