St. Tarcisius

Dates: Early fourth century
Feast: Aug. 15
Image Source: © Sister Mariana, O.P., Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
In the days of the persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire, some priests asked St. Tarcisius to deliver the Blessed Sacrament to those in need. They hoped that his youth would protect him from suspicion. One day some friends asked St. Tarcisius what he was holding, and he refused to tell them. A nearby soldier heard the question and was also curious. St. Tarcisius died defending the Eucharist.