St. Sebastian was a noble pagan and joined the Roman Imperial army rising to an Imperial officer. He became Christian and converted Roman prisoners along with the ranks of the Roman army secretly. After he converted the governor of Rome, he was discovered to be a Christian. That brought a call for his execution by arrows. This is the image he most familiar to us. However, he did not die then because St. Irene of Rome nursed him back to health. Instead of hiding again, he went to the same Governor that ordered his execution to evangelize him. But his death was ordered once again he was martyred in 288 A.D.
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