This prayer card has a short biography of St. Sebastian as well as a short prayer.
St. Sebastian Martyr
A soldier of the imperial army from
Narbonne (Gaul) or Milan (according to
St. Ambrose), he was martyred for the
Faith at Rome during the reign of the
His burial place at the Cemetary - ad
Catacumbas - along the old Appian
Way is distinguished by a continuous
cult down the centuries.
The Roman liturgy has always
accorded him a privileged place.
Iconography depicts him as a martyr,
pierced by arrows. He is invoked for
healing from both physical and spiritual
O lord, grant us the spirit of fortitude,
so that guided by the example of the martyr
St. Sebastian, we may learn to bear witness
to the Christian Faith and patiently support
the sufferings of life. Through Christ Our
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