St. James the Mutilated

St. James the Mutilated, also called St. James Intercisius (which is just Latin for "cut into pieces") was, as his name suggests, cut into 28 pieces as part of his martyrdom. He didn't die until his head was finally removed, and never denied his faith. His followers absconded with his relics after the king wouldn't let them have them, and eventually ended up in Portugal.


Lifetime: ?? to 421
Region: Persia
Patronages: Lost vocations; Torture victims
Iconograpy: Man cut into pieces; Persian attire
Feast Day: November 27

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