Feastday St. Pankratius: May 12
When did St. Pankratius live: 289 - May 12th 304
Biography of St. Pankratius:
After the death of his parents, St. Pankratius was entrusted to his uncle Dionisio. They moved to Rome and get in contact with the Christian community. Therefore, they asked to be initiated into the faith. In that time broke up the persecution of Diocletian. When the young Pancrazio was called to sacrifice in order to express his loyalty, any kind of threat or promise led him to reject his faith. He was beheaded in Via Aurelia.
Statues and sculptures of St. Pankratius portrayal, imagery and emblem:
The sculptures represent St. Pankratius as a young Roman martyr with shield and lance
Patronage St. Pankratius: Patron of children. St. Pancratius is invoked against cramps