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St. Vincent was Deacon of Saragossa, and a martyr under Diocletian inÂ 304. This most renowned martyr of Spain is represented in the dalmatic of a deacon, and has as emblems a cross, a raven, a grate, or a fire-pile. He is honored as patron in Valencia, Saragossa and Portugal.He was born at SaragossaÂ to Eutricius, his father,Â and Enola, his mother, who was a native of Osca. Under the direction of Valerius, Bishop of Sargossa, Vincent made great progress in his studies. He was ordained aÂ deacon and commissioned to do the preaching in the diocese since the bishop at the time had a speech impedement. By order of Governor Dacian, VincentÂ and his bishop were dragged in chains to Valencia and kept in prison thereÂ for a long time. Then Valerius was banished, but Vincent was subjected to many cruel torments includingÂ the rack, the gridiron, and scourgings. After suffering these, he was again imprisoned in a cell strewn with potsherds. He wasÂ then placed in a soft and luxurious bed, to shake his constancy, but there he expired.His body was thrown to be devoured by vultures, but it was defended by a raven. Dacian then had the body cast into the sea, but it came to shore and was buried by a pious widow. After peace was restored to the Church, a chapel was built overÂ Vincent's remains outside the walls of Valencia.