Feast day: January 22
When did St. Vincent Saragossa live: in the third century
St. Vincent was born at Huesca and lived in Saragossa, where he served as a deacon. During the persecution of Christinas under the Spanish governor Dacian, he was captures together with Valerius of Saragossa. While Valerius was banished, Vincent was tortured to death. According to the legend, he was burned on a gridiron and roasted. He did not die until he was thrown into a prison and his friends prepared a bed on which he died.
Patronage: St. Vincent Saragossa is patron saint of Sao Vincente, Lisbon, Vincenza in Italy, vinegar-makers and wine-makers
Handmade statues and wooden sculptures from Val Gardena representing St. Vincent Saragossa - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Vincent of Saragossa is shown as a martyr with martyr's lily, book, gridiron and a raven