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Martyrs at Bologna in the Diocletian persecution. According to St. Ambrose, Vitalis was a slave who had been converted to Christianity by his master Agricola. Their feast day is 4 November.
Sites related to St. Vedast, also known as Vedastus, Vaast, and Foster. He was bishop of Arras, and died in 539.
Sites with information on Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus, a gifted sixth-century poet and hymn-writer.
St. Veronica is the name given to one of the women who accompanied Christ to Calvary. She is said to have offered Christ a towel, on which he left the imprint of his face. "Veronica" means "true icon."
Sites related to St. Victorinus of Pettau, a writer who was martyred in the Diocletian persecution.
Information on Pope St. Victor I, the first African bishop of Rome. He was involved in the Quartodeciman Controversy (about the date for Easter), and died in 198 or 199.
This St. Victor was a popular soldier saint from North Africa. He was martyred in Milan in the opening years of the fourth century. His feast day is 8 May.
St. Vigilius, fifth-century bishop of Trent and martyr, is commemorated on 26 June.
Vincent of Lérins, a fifth-century monk, is best known today for two principles. The first is that true Christian doctrine is that which has been believed everywhere, always, by everyone. The second is his idea that Christian doctrine grows and develops, yet is not altered.
Sites pertinent to St. Vindicianus, bishop of Cambrai-Arras, who died in about 620.
St. Vitalis was martyred at Ravenna. His feast day is 28 April.
Information on St. Vitus, a Sicilian martyr honored by the fifth century at the latest. Practically nothing is known about him, but this left plenty of room for pious legends.
St. Vladimir was the grandson of St. Olga, and a convert to Christianity. He was the first Christian ruler of Russia. He died in 1015.
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