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Posted on 04/3/2020 06:00 AM (CNA - Saint of the Day)
St. Irene of Rome was the widow of the martyr Saint Castulus, a Roman military officer who wasÂ killed for spreading the Christian faith in 286. She lived in the Roman Empire during the reign of Diocletian, and died in 288. According to legend, sheÂ attended to the woundedÂ St. Sebastian after he was shot full of arrows as depicted in the painting by artist Vicente LÃ³pez y PortaÃ±a.