Saints Crispin and Crispinian were Christian martyrs who lived during the 3rd century, a time when Christians faced severe persecution under Emperor Diocletian. They are traditionally celebrated on October 25th. Crispin and Crispinian were brothers and skilled shoemakers by trade. They were Christian missionaries who traveled from Rome to Gaul (modern-day France) to preach the Christian faith. During their missionary work, they supported themselves through their trade and were known for their generosity and charity towards the poor. When their Christian faith was discovered, they were arrested and brought before the Roman authorities. Refusing to renounce their faith, they were beheaded, becoming martyrs for their beliefs. They are venerated in both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions, and their feast day is a reminder of the courage and dedication of early Christian martyrs who stood firm in their faith despite severe persecution.
Sts. Crispin and Crispinian
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