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FUN FACTS ABOUT ST. SEBASTIAN
St. Sebastian is one of the very few martyrs not pictured in they way he was martyred. (He survived being shot with arrows, recovered, and then was clubbed to death by Emperor Diocletian.)
The earliest depictions of St. Sebastian was that of an older man with gray hair and beard. It was only later that he grew progressively younger in art.
The United States Navy had a patrol ship named the U.S.S. Saint Sebastian in the early part of the 20th century.
In addition to being patron saint of athletes, soldiers, and archers, he has also been known as patron saint of pin makers, (have you ever known a pin maker?), book binders (only heard that once so . . . ) But several sources name him patron saint of those who are dying, police officers, and is one to invoke against plague and enemies of religion.