Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and sports I chose him because of my love of baseball .
It is still unclear of when he was born. It is believed he was born in Narbonne, France however. He died in Rome in 268 as a martyr.
His feast day is on January 20th.
He was shot with over 12 arrows and left for dead. However, Irene of Rome took care of him and nursed him back to health in private. When he was healthy he confronted the Emperor Diocletian and was beaten to death by clubs.
Saint Sebastian, give me strength to perform to the best of my pontential while being respectful and fair. Give me the ability to succeed on the opportunities I've been given. Amen.
Citation: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=103 I have not given nor received any help on this work.
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