Saints related to Patron-against-dysentery

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  • St. Lucy
    St. Lucy lived in Syracuse in the early fourth century and was a virgin martyr of the Diocletian persecution. Refusing to marry a pagan, St. Lucy was turned over to the governor and she was tortured and killed. According to legend, as part of her tortures, her eyes were put out.
  • St. Polycarp of Smyrna
    St. Polycarp of Smyrna was converted to Christianity in 80 A.D. by St. John. He was appointed Bishop of Smyrna and became an influential leader in the church. St. Polycarp was condemned to burn at the stake after refusing to burn incense to the Roman Emperor. The flames did not harm him, so he was stabbed to death.