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83. St. Felician
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St. Felician - Martyr
Died - c.297  Rome

Feastday - 9 June

Statue created - c.1702-1703
On 24 September 1702 Cametti undertook to execute the statue, which he delivered 28 June 1703.

Sculptor - Bernardino Cametti
In 1703 he received 80 scudi for the work.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The bearded figure, with his left hand points toward St Peter's Basilica.  With his right arm he supports the attributes of sword and palm of martyrdom.

Legend has it that St Felician was martyred in Rome with  St Primus (82) during the persecutions of Diocletian.  The Roman Martyrology, 2004, has them as martyrs at Arcas, a military camp at the 24th milestone on the Via Nomentana outside Rome. Uncertain date.

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

87. Juliana, 86. Paul

85. Basilissa, 84. Hippolytus

83. Felician, 82. Primus

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

83. Felician, 82. Primus

 

Sources:
The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore

 

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