Saint Castule, martyr
Il appartenait au palais impérial. Parce qu’il hébergeait chez lui des chrétiens, il fut condamné à être enterré dans une fosse et enseveli vivant, à Rome, au IIIème siècle.
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Castulus of Rome M (RM)
Died c. 286-288. Saint Castulus was an officer of Diocletian's palace in Roman. He housed some of his fellow Christians, was denounced, questioned, tortured, and thrown into a pit that then was filled with sand to bury him alive. A cemetery was named after his burial place on the Via Labicana (Attwater2, Benedictines, Encyclopedia).
Feastday: March 26
Patron of shepherds; invoked against erysipelas, lightning, horse theft, wildfires, and drowning.
He was a martyr died 286. Chamberlain of Emperor Diocletian he sheltered Christians in his own home and arranged for religious services inside the imperial palace. Because of his activity in bringing converts to Pope St. Caius to be baptized he was captured, tortured and put to death. His feastday is March 26.
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Married to Saint Irene of Rome. Military officer in the imperial palace in Rome during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. A quiet Christian, he was denounced to authorities for sheltering fellow Christians; arrested, tortured and martyred.
- buried alive in 288 on the Via Labicana outside Rome, Italy
- a cemetery named for him developed on the land
- a church dedicated to him was built in the 7th century on the site of his execution
- relics transferred to a Benedictine monastery in Moosburg an der Isar, Germany c.768
- relics transferred to Landshut, Germany in 1604
- against blood poisoning
- against drowning
- against erysipelas
- against fever
- against horse theft
- against lightning
- against storms
- against wildfire
- Hallertau, Germany
- Moosburg an der Isar, Germany
- spade a reference to being buried alive; it and his feast day in early spring led to his association with farmers and then shepherds