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Feastday: August 13

Patron of Imola, Mexico City, schoolteachers, shorthand-writers, parish clerks.

Death: 363


Martyr of Imola, near modern Ravenna, Italy. He was a teacher arrested for being a Christian. His students were invited to hack him to death when he refused to deny Christ. Prudentius recorded Cassianís grisly martyrdom, noting that the students could not wield mortal blows, thus prolonging the martyrís agony. His cult is confined to local calendars.


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