Calocerus

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Saint Calocerus
Martyr
Died 130
Albenga, Italy
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-congregation
Major shrine cathedral of Albenga
Feast 18 April (Roman Catholic Church); 19 May (Eastern Orthodox)
Attributes depicted as a Roman soldier

Saint Calocerus (Italian: Caio, Calocero, Calogero) was a 2nd-century Christian martyr. He was probably an officer in the Roman army under the Roman emperor Hadrian and was stationed in Brescia in Lombardy, Italy.[1] His life and legend are associated with Saints Faustinus and Jovita, and according to tradition, all three saints were soldiers from Brescia.[2]

According to tradition, Calocerus preached at Albenga and was martyred in this town.[2]

Veneration

A local cult devoted to Calocerus was limited to the dioceses of Brescia, Milan, Asti, Ivrea and Tortona.[2] The cathedral of Albenga, built in the fourth and fifth centuries, was dedicated to him.[2] The alleged tomb of Saint Calocerus is conserved in the Civic Museum at Albenga.[2] The cathedral of Albenga contains an urn with some of his relics.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Catholic Online
  2. ^ a b c d e f Emanuele Borserini (April 30, 2009). "San Calogero di Brescia". Santi e beati. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 
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