Agricola The Martyr
In 393 AD Iosabios the bishop of Bologna on declared the finding of 2 Christian Martyrs Vitalis and Agricola Agricola buried in the city's Jewish cemetery. Their remains were transferred from that position, and the Bishop of St Ambrosios Milan was present on that occasion. He referred to in an article about their purity. It was said that Agricola was one of the the rich people who lived in Pulona and was very beloved due to his gentleness and kindness. This rich man managed to acquire his slave Vitalis to the faith and became a partner with him in the wreath of martyrdom. The two were presented to trial, and they underpin each other not like master and his slave, but like 2 brothers who share love with each other . The ruler wanted to destroy the psychological state of Agricola as he knew quite well about his love towards his slave..The ruler brought Vitalis to the
plaza in front of his master and tortured him. Vitalis suffered so that no part of
his body had been left without wounds .
His master encouraged him and considered him a vivid example till he surrendered
his spirit. Then Agricola was presented to martyrdom., commented on the Cross,
and tortured him using many nails that tore his body in various places. The master followed his "slave" in paradise . Both enjoying eternal glory that is unspeakable, waiting for the Great second coming of the LORD. It is a vivid picture of Christian
love who broke the system of slavery, servitude, no upheaval or laws, but a spirit of deep love. Every one feels that he is a member of his brother.
The“slave” supported his master by giving him a vivid example of endurance of
the sufferings not only patiently but even happily.
Butler `s Live of Saints, Nov 4.
May the Blessings of their prayers Be with all of us AMEN.
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