Saint January 20 : St. Sebastian a Martyr and the Patron of Soldiers and Athletes with Special Prayer
A Saint who Died as a Martyr in 288AD - see biography below:
Soldiers, plagues, arrows, athletes
Dear Commander of the Roman Emperor’s court, You chose to also be a soldier of Christ. And dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, For which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong And the executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chosen And you gave your life to the Lord. May athletes always be as strong as their faith As their Patron Saint so clearly has been. Amen.