May 7

The month of Mary: A Marian Month

Saint of the day:

St. Agathius

Patron Saint of soldiers; Squillace; Guardavalle; invoked against headache

Saint Agathius’s Story

Christian centurian in the imperial Roman army stationed in Thrace. Tortured and executed in the persecutions of Diocletian. Several churches in Constantinople dedicated to him, including one dedicated by Constantine the Great. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.