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Here are a few more possible examples: St. Denis, the Bishop of Paris (250 AD) According to tradition, he carried his head after his decollation and preached a sermon!` Saint Denis was a legendary 3rd-century Christian martyr and saint. According to his hagiographies, he was bishop of Paris in the third century and, together with his companions Rusticus ...


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Yes, for example Saint Sebastian. According to his hagiography (Latin version, which I presume is a transcription of the Jacobus da Varagine's original can be found here), he was sentenced to death by Roman emperor Diocletian for his faith. The sentence was carried out by archers, only for him to recover. Always I have worshipped Jesu Christ for thy ...


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There are many, many examples. Several examples from the Old Testament: the three young man (Anania, Azaria and Misael) placed in the burning oven by Nabucodonosor. After their survival, the king blessed their God Daniel, Moses, Joseph, David, Avraam, Jacob, Manase and many more were saved miraculously In the New Testament: St. Paul was bitten by a ...


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St. John the Apostle was preserved from death according to popular belief, when he was placed in boiling oil. Until 1960, another feast day which appeared in the General Roman Calendar is that of "Saint John Before the Latin Gate" on 6 May, celebrating a tradition recounted by Jerome that St John was brought to Rome during the reign of the Emperor ...


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Yes, St. Polycarp (A.D. 69-155). The early Church Father St. Polycarp. He was put in fire, yet he did not burn. We read in The Martyrdom of Polycarp: This, then, was carried into effect with greater speed than it was spoken, the multitudes immediately gathering together wood and fagots out of the shops and baths; the Jews especially, according to ...


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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)? Do not know if this counts, but it is an interesting story anyway. I personally would find it miraculous to be healed by Mary, the Mother of Jesus in person! What an honour Our Lady showed to the Carmelite saint of Palestine. St. Miriam of Jesus Crucified (January ...


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