Saint Vincent of Saragossa
Saint Vincent of Saragossa was a Christian deacon martyred in A.D. 304 under Emperor Diocletian. He was born at Saragossa and was educated and ordained as deacon by Valerius, Bishop of Saragossa. Vincent preached for Bishop Valerius. By order of the provincial governor, Dacian, Vincent and Valerius were taken in chains to Valencia and imprisoned. Valerius was exiled. Vincent, who refused to sacrifice to pagan gods and consign Christian Scripture to the fire, was tortured. He was scourged, placed on the rack, imprisoned in a cell full of sharp broken potsherds, and finally placed on a soft bed where he died. His body was thrown outside to be devoured by vultures and foxes, but it was defended by a raven. Dacian had Vincent’s body cast into the sea, but it came to shore and was buried by a pious widow outside the walls of Valencia. His relics were claimed by churches in Valencia and Saragossa (in modern-day Spain) and portions of Saint Vincent's tunic and jawbone were given as royal gifts to the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris.
Jacob de Voragine, The Golden Legend, trans. William Ryan, vol. 1 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993), 105-108.
Mary Shepard, "The Relics Window of Saint Vincent of Saragossa at Saint-Germain-des-Prés," Gesta 37 (1998): 258-65.