Agricola, St

Agricola, St., of Bologna, Italy, was martyred with his slave Vitalis, by crucifixion, A.D. 304. Their bodies, it is said, were interred in ground belonging to the Jews, where they remained concealed until they themselves revealed the fact to St. Eusebius. The latter is reported to have raised their bodies, and to have. taken away 'a few drops of St. Agricola's blood and some of the wood of his cross, which .he placed in the altar of a new church at Florence, at the dedication of which he preached a sermon, An Exhortation to Virginify, still extant, which is the only act' remaining to us of the history of.these martyrs. The Roman martyrology commemorates them on Nov. 3. See Baillet, Nov. 4; Butler, eod.; Gregor. Turon. De Gloria Mart. lib. i, col. 772.

 
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