St Damian of Novara
Artwork by Ms R James
St Damian was a valiant officer in the garrison of Lybia. He was faithful to his King Trasemondo in all lawful things but did not wish to follow him in his apostacy from the Faith. He was tied to a tree trunk in the cold of winter and beaten to death on February 12th 504. His body was brought to Rome and placed in the catacombs of St Calepodius. In the year 1645 Pope Innocent X allowed the body to be taken to Fara Novarese.