Tarsicius

(third/fourth century)
   Legendary Saint.
   Tarsicius is said to have been martyred by a pagan mob while he was carrying the consecrated bread of the Eucharist. He accepted death rather than allow the host to be defiled. In 1920, a fraternity in his name was approved. This fosters devotion to the Eucharist.
   Catholic University of America, New Catholic Encyclopaedia (1967).

Who’s Who in Christianity . 2014.

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