21 November 2007

The Beautiful Incorrupt

St. Silvan was martyred for his faith in 350 A.D. His incorrupt body can still be seen, remarkably preserved 1600 years later, in the Church of St. Blaise in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where his body was brought from Rome in 1847. He was most likely a priest, from the cross sewn onto the front of his garment, and suffered death from partial beheading.

St. Silvan, pray for us.