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Lives of the Saints:

How They Changed the World

Saint Antoninus (d. 186)

Saint Antoninus (d. 186)

Feast day: August 22

Saint Antoninus held a gruesome profession: He was a Roman public executioner. He was involved in the trial proceedings of Saint Eusebius. During the proceedings, Antoninus received a vision and converted to Christianity. Because Antoninus proclaimed himself a Christian then and there, the tables were turned, and he was beheaded for his faith.