Vincent, deacon and martyr* - January 23rd
St Vincent (d. 304, Valencia, Spain) (Relics: Lisbon, Portugal; Castres, France)
First Class Relics
Sé Catedral de Lisboa
Largo da Sé
1100-585 Lisbon, Portugal
*A tradition claims that relics of St Vincent were brought to Lisbon in 1175. However, it is uncertain if these relics survived the devastating earthquake that hit this city in 1755. Nevertheless, there is within the Treasury of this church a reliquary chest which is said to contain some relics of St Vincent.
*Also placed within this Treasury Museum is a gilded silver arm reliquary that contains a right arm bone of St Gregory Nazianzen.
Cathédrale Saint Benoît
(Cathedral of St Benedict)
9 Rue Barral
81100 Castres, France
*Tradition holds that some relics of St Vincent were brought to the Abbey of St Benedict in Castres, France in 864 AD. Today all that remains of this abbey is its Romanesque tower. In its place stands the Cathedral of St Benedict.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Tre Fontane (The Three Fountains)
Via Acque Salvie 1
*Located south of the Aurelian Walls.
*There are three churches located at this shrine, one of which is Santi Anastasio e Vincenzo. This is the large church on the left as one enters. It is dedicated to St Vincent and St Anastasius.