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Gervasius and Protasius, Saints
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(feast day Jun 19). The relics of the martyrs Gervasius and Protasius were discovered by Bishop Ambrose of Milan in the basilica of the martyrs Felix and Nabor in Milan through a vision on Jun 17, 386. On Jun 19 he had them brought to the Basilica Ambrosiana (modern San Ambrogio) and interred under the high altar, where they can still be seen alongside the relics of Ambrose himself. The circumstances of their discovery and the miraculous healings that accompanied their translation are described by Ambrose in the last of his collected letters (Epist. 77) and his hymn devot…

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Zelzer, Michaela, “Gervasius and Protasius, Saints”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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