Felician, Saint

Felician, Saint was arrested at Rome for being a Christian, in company with his brother Primus. The two were brought before the emperor Maximian Hercules, who, on their refusing to sacrifice to idols, condemned them to be publicly scourged. He then sent them to Promotus, the judge of Normentum, a city four or five leagues distant from Rome. Promotus not being able to shake their resolution, beheaded them both, in the year 286 or 287. Moreri says that "the acts of these martyrs do not seem authentical;" however it be, the Church honors their anniversary on June 9. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

 
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